The Cardinal Club: A Daughter's Journey to Acceptance (Paperback)
The Cardinal Club is heartwarming, gut-wrenching, funny, sad, unfailingly honest, and immensely readable. Suzanne Maggio's memoir of her relationship with her mother and her siblings is beautifully written and deeply moving. Filled with personal stories and universal themes, you will laugh and cry as you read. Highly recommended. - Sheldon Siegel. New York Times best selling author of the Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez novels.
When Suzanne Maggio's vivid, demanding, and self-absorbed mother develops dementia, Suzanne is compelled to apply the wisdom she's acquired from decades of experience as a family therapist to her own family of origin. The Cardinal Club: A Daughter's Journey to Acceptance is a memoir that will engage and move readers even as it invites them to ponder how they might attempt to come to terms with the unfinished business within their own families. - Jean Hegland, author of Into the Forest, Windfalls, The Life Within and Still Time.
This is an astounding book. I learned so much that I wanted to buy copies for everybody I know. - Adair Lara, author of Naked Drunk and Writing, The Granny Diaries and Hold Me Close, Let Me Go.
Throughout her 30-year career as a licensed clinical social worker, Suzanne Maggio has helped hundreds of families improve their relationships by encouraging them to open their hearts and share their stories. She now trains the new generation of helpers as a university lecturer in Psychology, Counseling and Social Work. Suzanne lives in Northern California with her husband, two dogs and a handful of chickens.