Miriam's new book, All Set for Black, Thanks: A New Look at Mourning, takes grief out of the closet. It helps us to keep our hearts open, even as we live with the normal continual losses of life. An occasional laugh and a good black outfit are always helpful.
Miriam's book, The Surprising Power of Family Meals, the first on this subject, has been a standard in the field, cited on the front page of the New York Times, and in Time Magazine. She has consulted and lectured about family meals on three continents. Her book encouraged the J.M. Smucker Company to make a long term commitment to encouraging family meals.
She is the author of Yiddish: A Nation of Words, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, as well as the editor of Prophets and Dreamers: A Selection of Great Yiddish Literature.
She is currently working on a book to help moms and dads get more fun out of their parenting years, and extricate themselves from the anxiety/perfection model. She offers parents some of the hugs and forgiveness and dignity that they lavish on their dear children.
She lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, with her husband. Her grandchildren live farther away than she would like.