Teresa Sullivan discusses and signs "Mikey and Me"

Brentwood

Teresa Sullivan at DIESEL, A Bookstore in BrentwoodDIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Teresa Sullivan to the store to discuss her memoir, Mikey and Me: Life with My Exceptional Sister on Sunday, September 10th at 4:00 pm.

When Mikey is young, the Sullivans are a closely knit unit, all of them devoted to caring for her, but as Mikey grows older, she also grows increasingly violent. By the time she's twelve, institutionalization is the only available option--and without the shared purpose of caring for Mikey, the family begins to unravel. 
As her family falls apart, Teresa searches for relief and connection during a time of sweeping cultural change. Lacking maturity or guidance, she makes choices that lead her down a sometimes-perilous path. Regardless of the circumstances at home and the tumult in their individual lives, the Sullivans are united in their love and concern for Mikey. 
In Mikey and Me, Teresa interweaves her exceptional sister's journey with her own, affirming the grace and brutality of Mikey's life, and its indelible effect on her family. Unflinching and insightful, this is a deep exploration of the relationship between two sisters--one blind, with profound developmental disabilities, unable to voice her own story, and the other with the heart and understanding to express it exquisitely for her.

Teresa Sullivan is a registered nurse with a master's degree in business administration. She has worked as a clinician, educator, and director of treatment programs specializing in addiction and mental health. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her adopted dogs, Danny, Maya, and Kate.

Event date: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Mikey and Me: Life with My Exceptional Sister Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631522703
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Published: She Writes Press - August 29th, 2017