If You Knew Suzy : A Mother, a Daughter, a Reporter's Notebook

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  • Copyright: 2011-04-19
  • Publisher: Harpercollins
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Faced with the loss of her mother, Suzy, to cancer at sixty, "Wall Street Journal" reporter Katherine Rosman longs to find answers to the questions that we all wrestle with after losing someone we love. So she does what she does best: she opens her notebook and starts investigating. Thumbing through her late mother's address book, Rosman embarks on a cross-country odyssey, tracking down total strangers from whom she hopes to learn about a woman she once thought she couldn't know better. With a reporter's eye for detail and nuance, Rosman creates a vivid, unflinching, and unforgettable portrait of a privately remarkable mother and woman. In the process, Rosman tells a universal tale of loss and love, capturing the angst families confront when wading through the world of doctors and hospitals, the poignancy and pain that come as a life ends, and the humor that helps transform sadness into a new and powerful brand of happiness.

Author Biography

A staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Katherine Rosman has written about popular culture for The New Yorker, the New York Times, and Elle magazine. A native of Michigan, she lives in New York with her husband and two children.

Table of Contents

PMS (Postmortem Shopping)p. 1
The Curses (and Occasional Blessings) of Being a Mother to Daughtersp. 11
To Do: Promise Mom on Her Deathbed I Won't Write About Her Death, Write About Her Deathp. 31
˘…Love Like Your Heart Has Never Been Broken, and Dance Like No One Is Watching÷p. 51
She Wore Missoni to Her Biopsyp. 75
Bed One Rulesp. 109
Playing Golf at Augusta National, Kindness from Strangers, and Other Impossibilitiesp. 149
The Pilates Proselytizerp. 169
Vintage Glass, Fragile and Resilient. Like Momp. 213
The House That Mom Builtp. 233
The Golf Caddie Carries a Legacyp. 255
Ariellap. 293
Epiloguep. 301
Acknowledgmentsp. 303
About the Authorp. 309
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