Left Coast Writers®: Betsy Fasbinder - Filling Her Shoes (Corte Madera)

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

On the day that she decided to marry a widower ― also a long-time friend ― Betsy Graziani Fasbinder knew that she wasn’t only gaining a husband, she was inheriting a son. Unlike many stepmothers, Betsy didn’t have to struggle with an ex, or court battles, or the weekend shuffle between houses ― but she did have to navigate living in the shadow of a young mother taken too soon, to honor the memory of her son’s first mother, and to become the kind of parent and partner she herself wanted to be. In Filling Her Shoes: A Memoir of an Inherited Family, Fasbinder chronicles how, over time, this family would learn how love’s roots were formed in their shared losses, and how the new family love and joy they created together would become the richest kind of inheritance.

Betsy Graziani Fasbinder became a second wife when she married a widower with a young son. Their family fashioned itself with loss and love as their foundation, and with tenderness and commitment as their guides. She is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Fire & Water and the founder of The Morning Glory Project, which celebrates those who have not only survived tragic loss and trauma but who have turned their heartbreak into heroism and their history into inspiration. Betsy has been a licensed psychotherapist in California since 1992. She lives with her husband in their recently empty nest in Marin County, California.

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Filling Her Shoes: A Memoir of an Inherited Family Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631521980
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: She Writes Press - May 9th, 2017

On the day that she decided to marry a widower--also a long-time friend--Betsy Graziani Fasbinder knew that she wasn't only gaining a husband, she was inheriting a son.