Meet Author Lisa Romeo
May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Starting with Goodbye: A Daughter’s Memoir of Love after Loss by Lisa Romeo begins with loss and ends with love, as a midlife daughter rediscovers her enigmatic father after his death. Lisa reconsiders the affluent upbringing he financed (horses, lavish vacations, bulging closets), and the emotional distance that grew when he retired to Las Vegas and she remained in New Jersey where she and her husband earn moderate incomes. Romeo has received advanced praise for her memoir, including this from Christina Baker Kline: Lisa Romeo’s compelling memoir is both a loving tribute to her adored father and a clear-eyed portrait of their complicated relationship. Reading it, you can’t help but reflect on your own familial bonds—but you may also find, as I did, that Lisa’s lovely writing and startling insights lead you into deeper territory, as she wrestles with questions of identity, mortality, and the vagaries of love.” The author will read from, discuss and sign copies of Starting with Goodbye.