9781978808928-1978808925-Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption

Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption

ISBN-13: 9781978808928
ISBN-10: 1978808925
Edition: None
Author: Cohan, Deborah J.
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Format: Hardcover 184 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781978808928
ISBN-10: 1978808925
Edition: None
Author: Cohan, Deborah J.
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Format: Hardcover 184 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Cohan, Deborah J. wrote Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption comprising 184 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1978808925 and 9781978808928. Since then Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 5.36 or rent at the marketplace.

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How do you go about caregiving for an ill and elderly parent with a lifelong history of abuse and control, intertwined with expressions of intense love and adoration? How do you reconcile the resulting ambivalence, fear, and anger?

Welcome to Wherever We Are is a meditation on what we hold onto, what we let go of, how we remember others and ultimately how we’re remembered. Deborah Cohan shares her story of caring for her father, a man who was simultaneously loud, gentle, loving and cruel and whose brilliant career as an advertising executive included creating slogans like “Hey, how ‘bout a nice Hawaiian punch?” Wrestling with emotional extremes that characterize abusive relationships, Cohan shows how she navigated life with a man who was at once generous and affectionate, creating magical coat pockets filled with chocolate kisses when she was a little girl, yet who was also prone to searing, vicious remarks like “You’d make my life easier if you’d commit suicide.”

In this gripping memoir, Cohan tells her unique personal story while also weaving in her expertise as a sociologist and domestic abuse counselor to address broader questions related to marriage, violence, divorce, only children, intimacy and loss. A story most of us can relate to as we reckon with past and future choices against the backdrop of complicated family dynamics, Welcome to Wherever We Are is about how we might come to live our own lives better amidst unpredictable changes through grief and healing.

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