Coping With Grief

      Today's show welcomed Carla Malden with a powerful message on grief as shown through her memoir, AfterImage: A Brokenhearted Memoir of a Charmed Life.

      This deeply personal memoir follows Carla's agonizing 11-month journey through husband Laurence Starkman's struggle against cancer, through his death at age 55, and then, into her own early widowhood.

      AfterImage is, at its core, a love story, as all real stories of loss must be. It is a story not solely about grief, but it's about battling the before and surviving the after, and dabbling in madness along the way. It's about the small moments that constitute a life well-lived and how it is in those moments of human connection that we can search for gratitude through grief.

      To learn more about Carla and AfterImage, just visit her website at