Filling Her Shoes: A Memoir Of An Inherited Family by Betsy Graziani FasbinderFilling Her Shoes: A Memoir Of An Inherited Family by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

Filling Her Shoes: A Memoir Of An Inherited Family

byBetsy Graziani Fasbinder

Paperback | May 9, 2017

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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. 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 novelFire & Waterand the founder of The Morning Glory Project, which celebrate...
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Title:Filling Her Shoes: A Memoir Of An Inherited FamilyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:May 9, 2017Publisher:She Writes PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1631521985

ISBN - 13:9781631521980

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"A memoir filled with truth, brutal honesty, poignancy, and heart. It is a love story, a simple love story filled with massive moments; moments that will leave you breathless."—Amy Ferris, author, Marrying George Clooney, Confessions From a Midlife Crisis"Readers will love Filling Her Shoes, a big-hearted memoir. Fasbinder tenderly takes us through years of love and loss constantly weaving tattered threads of a family together into a tapestry of joy, commitment, and, ultimately, renewal."—Linda Schreyer, TV and screenwriter, co-author of Tears and Tequila"Filling Her Shoes is a memoir that will make your heart sing, even if you've never been a step-mother. You'll feel happier when you read this book, your faith confirmed in the best of our humanity and the power of love."—Linda Joy Myers, President/Founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, Author of Don't Call Me Mother and The Journey of Memoir"With breathtaking honesty, Fasbinder chronicles her family's messy and imperfect journey of becoming a family under the most unlikely of circumstances, and dares our cynical selves to believe that hearts shattered by loss can be made whole again."—Hollye Dexter, Activist, author of Fire Season: My Journey from Ruin to Redemption"Fasbinder writes with a graceful honesty that is both refreshing and timeless. Hers is a hopeful, heartfelt journey where deep laughs alternate with moments of profound loss. A beautiful and inspiring testament to the resilience and healing power of family." —Booklist