About the book: Can a mother be loving and selfish? Caring and thoughtless? Deceitful and devoted? These questions fuel psychologist Dr.Judy Rabinor’s quest to understand her ambivalence toward her mother in her revealing memoir. Not a traditional self-help book outlining “steps” to forgive one’s mother, The Girl in the Red Boots is a poignant memoir filled with hard-won life lessons, including the fact that it’s never too late to let go of hurts and disappointments and develop compassion for yourself—and even for your mother.
“This is an introspective work . . . a fascinating examination of how daughters make peace with their moms.”―Kirkus Reviews
Judith Ruskay Rabinor, PhD, is a clinician, author, writing coach, speaker, and workshop leader. In addition to her New York City private psychotherapy practice, she offers remote consultations for writers, clinicians and families. She has published dozens of articles for both the public and professionals and has authored two books, A Starving Madness: Tales of Hunger, Hope and Healing and Befriending Your Ex After Divorce: Making Life Better for You, Your Ex and Yes, Your Ex!
Laura Zinn Fromm is a journalist, editor, writing coach and author of Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking and Coping. She is the founder of Sweet Lab Writing Workshops and teaches fiction and non-creative fiction in person and via Zoom. She is a winner of te Clarion Award and the Newspaper Guild's Page One Award for Labor Reporting. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Business Week and more.