Leaving a Legacy

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Sometimes parents can unconsciously choose a favorite child, and on today’s show: guest host Julie Burstein talks with a clinical psychologist about what the “favorite child complex” can do to both children and parents. Then, a child psychiatrist discusses the impact her mother’s suicide had on her life. Also, Sadie Jones tells us about her novel Small Wars, about a marriage in crisis, set against the backdrop of Britain’s conflict in Cyprus in the 1950s. And jazz great Jimmy Heath describes his long career and many of the musical greats he met along the way, like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.

The Favorite Child

Clinical psychologist Ellen Weber Libby delves into the "favorite child complex," which can lead to great advantages as well as emotional handicaps. In The Favorite Child, she explores why parents, consciously or not, choose a favorite child, and looks at the long-term effects of being the favorite son or ...

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In Her Wake

When Nancy Rappaport was just 4 years old, her mother committed suicide after a bitter divorce and custody battle. In In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother’s Suicide, Dr. Rappaport, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, uncovers the story of her mother’s ...

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Small Wars

Sadie Jones discusses her novel Small Wars. It’s an unflinching look at a marriage in crisis, and how lives are irrevocably changed by one of history's "small wars"—the British conflict in Cyprus in 1956.

Event: Sadie Jones will be reading and signing books
Monday, January 25, at 7:00 ...

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Walking with Giants

Composer of more than 100 jazz pieces, three-time Grammy nominee, and performer on more than 125 albums, saxophonist Jimmy Heath talks about his long career. In I Walked with Giants: The Autobiography of Jimmy Heath, he talks about knowing jazz giants such as Charlie Parker and playing with innovators ...

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