Deborah J. Cohan, author of Welcome to Wherever We Are

Event date: 
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 6:00pm
Deborah Cohan event

A Room of One's Own welcomes Deborah J. Cohan, author of Welcome to Wherever We Are!

Welcome to Wherever We Are is a meditation on what we hold onto, what we let go of, how we remember others and ultimately how we’re remembered. Deborah Cohan shares her story of caring for her father, a man who was simultaneously loud, gentle, loving and cruel. In this gripping memoir, Cohan tells her unique personal story while also weaving in her expertise as a sociologist and domestic abuse counselor to address broader questions related to marriage, violence, divorce, only children, intimacy and loss. A story most of us can relate to as we reckon with past and future choices against the backdrop of complicated family dynamics, Welcome to Wherever We Are is about how we might come to live our own lives better amidst unpredictable changes through grief and healing.

Deborah Cohan is a professor of sociology at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort, a contributing
writer for Psychology Today online, a frequent contributor to Inside Higher Ed, and is regularly featured as an expert for national media on a range of social issues. Cohan has done domestic violence work in four states and worked as a counselor and clinical supervisor at the first battering intervention program in the United States.

Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
Madison, WI 53703-2218
Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption By Deborah J. Cohan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781978808928
Published: Rutgers University Press - February 14th, 2020