Between the Covers on 03/03/11
The guest is Portland journalist and author Jennifer Lauck. She is the author of the previous memoirs Blackbird and Still Waters. She worked for eight years in television news before becoming a memoir writer, speaker and teacher.
Jennifer Lauck's fourth and final memoir is titled Found: A Memoir & True Sequel to Blackbird which is about the search and reunion with her birth mother. Her writing explores the complexity of human existence as well as the depths of loss. By ten, she was homeless in Los Angeles, after the deaths of her adoptive mother and father. Raised by extended family, she also suffered the loss of her adoptive brother who took his life when she was 20 years old. Lauck writes and speaks about perseverance, courage and the remarkable capacity of humans to transcend the worst of losses with grace.