An astonishing debut, a powerful and exhilarating story of life and loss. Claire Bidwell Smith, an only child, is fourteen years old when both of her charismatic parents are diagnosed with cancer. Loss is imminent but she distracts and escapes in every way she can: boys, alcohol, traveling, and the anonymity New York and Los Angeles. At twenty-five years old she is alone but she comes of age...
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Claire Bidwell Smith lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. She is an experienced therapist specializing in grief. Claire has written for many publications including Time Out New York, Yoga Journal, BlackBook Magazine, The Huffington Post and Chicago Public Radio.
Claire has a bachelor's degree from The New School University in Manhattan and a master's degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles. She has worked for numerous publications and also for nonprofits like Dave Eggers' literacy center 826LA. She most recently worked as a bereavement counselor for a hospice in Chicago.
When only child Smith was 14 years old, both her parents were diagnosed with cancer. Here she recounts her coming of age story, as she threw herself at boys, alcohol and travelling to try and cope. A film adaptation starring Jennifer Lawrence is planned.
A powerful and exhilarating story of life and loss.