LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: The Goodbye Year, by Toni Piccinini
Saturday, September 14th, 2013 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||
Most of you have graduated high school and “left the nest” to live on your own and many of you have kids of their own who will one day do the same, if they have not already. Toni Piccinini’s new book, The Goodbye Year, is about dealing with that last year of kids living at home. From college essay writing to seeing the now-adult son or daughter off on their first day of college, Toni’s book talks about letting go and re-learning how to live her own life without kids around the house. It is as helpful to sons and daughters as it is to fathers and mothers, as it provides an interesting perspective on the issue to children while at the same time giving valuable insights to parents. So join us for the family-style celebration of Toni’s long-awaited new book.
“Toni’s voice sparkles with wisdom, humor and truth about the paradoxically joyful and painful path of motherhood. From loving to letting go, she speaks for the Mother in all of us, the one who finds heaven in the eyes of a baby and who finds herself stretched thin, tired of putting out fires, thinking “This is not who I am.” Then she shows us a way through. I wish I’d had this illuminating book as my teenagers turbo-individuated during their last year at home!”
—Jessica Shepherd, author, A Love Alchemist’s Notebook: Magical Secrets For Drawing Your True Love Into Your Life
Toni Piccinini was born in a tiny coal-mining town in western Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. Having earned a degree in microbiology, she notably published work on the efficacy of certain antibiotics and is the author of several essays and reviews. The owner of a “Top 100” restaurant in San Francisco, she has won several culinary contests, including one in which one hundred pounds of pasta was awarded in her name to the San Francisco Food Bank. Piccinini lives in Marin County, California.