Raising the white flag is a universal symbol of surrender, a symbol of the hope that our vulnerability will be shielded from further harm and we can finally lay down our burden. What separates those who summon the inner strength to ask for help from those who can never unfurl their banner? These are questions that haunt Judy L. Mandel in her new book, White Flag, a searingly honest memoir of loss and addition. White Flag is the further exploration of the author's family, so movingly portrayed in her previous New York Times bestselling memoir, Replacement Child.
Author Judy L. Mandel will be in conversation about her new book, in-person at the library.
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Judy L. Mandel, a former reporter and marketing executive, holds an MFA in creative writing from Stony Brook University. Her essays, articles and short stories have appeared on Kveller.com, 34th Parallel, The Tishman Review, Connecticut LIFE, ASJA Monthly, Complete Wellbeing Magazine, Connecticut Authors and Publishers Magazine, The Southampton Review, American Writers Reviews and other publications. Her first book was the New York Times bestseller, Replacement Child. She is the co-founder of the Replacement Child Forum and a portion of this book's proceeds will be donated to Magnolia New Beginnings, an organization that advocates for those living with substance use disorder (SUD).