Tea With Dad: Finding Myself in My Father's Life (Paperback)

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Tea with Dad maps the rough terrain of the author’s life and experiences after moving in with her 82-year-old father and living with him consistently and longer on a day-to-day basis than she ever had as a child. She is surprised by the distance between them and the obvious discomfort the two of them feel. Nancie, the twice-divorced mother of three daughters who no longer live at home, still reeling from the last ten years—during which, among other things, her second husband disclosed that he was gay and her mother unexpectedly died—leaves a well-paying job in online media and rents a house from her father on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her plan is to regroup, write, and live closer to her dad so that she is there to care for him when the time comes. But her own personal circumstances force her to move in with her father far sooner than expected, and not on her own terms. In order to be with and care for her father until the end of his life, she must confront long term and unresolved issues that threaten their getting along. As she finds ways they can reconnect and revise their relationship—specifically through afternoon tea and long car rides—she grows to know him better, she learns more about her mother, and rediscovers herself.

About the Author

Nancie Laird Young lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she writes when not competing with her father for who takes care of whom or “discussing” politics. As a military brat she traveled in Europe, the Far East, and across the United States with her family. She graduated from Georgetown University with concentrations in English Literature and Organizational Behavior and made her way through most of an MBA. She has written about the early days of the internet and worked at washingtonpost.com, LifetimeTV.com, and AOL/Time Warner.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781950584765
ISBN-10: 1950584763
Publisher: Green Place Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 224
Language: English