Guest 1: Judy Mandel, author of Replacement Child.
Topic: The autobiographical story of a woman who was born as a “replacement” child, a child conceived as a way to heal the wounds from the loss of a previous child.
Issues: What it’s like to live life in the shadow of a sibling who died; creating your own identity; uncovering the complex layers of relationships with mother, father, and other siblings.
Guest 2: Rupert Isaacson, author of The Horse Boy.
Topic: The remarkable story of parents making sense of their child’s autism
Issues: How combining horses and healing brought a boy back from the depths of autism.