Filling Her Shoes: A Memoir of an Inherited Family


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$17.95  $16.69
She Writes Press
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5.4 X 0.9 X 8.5 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Betsy Graziani Fasbinder became a second wife when she married a widower with a young son. Their family fashioned itself with loss and love as their foundation, and with tenderness and commitment as their guides. She is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Fire & Water and the founder of The Morning Glory Project, which celebrates those who have not only survived tragic loss and trauma but who have turned their heartbreak into heroism and their history into inspiration. Betsy has been a licensed psychotherapist in California since 1992. She lives with her husband in their recently empty nest in Marin County, California. Learn more at


2018 IPPY Gold Medal Winner in Best Regional E-Book--Non-Fiction 2018 International Book Awards Finalist in Autobiography/Memoir 2017 Foreword Indies Finalist in Adult Nonfiction--Family & Relationships "A memoir filled with truth, brutal honesty, poignancy, and heart. It is a love story, a simple love story filled with massive moments; moments that will leave you breathless."
--Amy Ferris, author, Marrying George Clooney, Confessions From a Midlife Crisis

"Readers will love Filling Her Shoes, a big-hearted memoir. Fasbinder tenderly takes us through years of love and loss constantly weaving tattered threads of a family together into a tapestry of joy, commitment, and, ultimately, renewal."
--Linda Schreyer, TV and screenwriter, co-author of Tears and Tequila

"Filling Her Shoes is a memoir that will make your heart sing, even if you've never been a step-mother. You'll feel happier when you read this book, your faith confirmed in the best of our humanity and the power of love."
--Linda Joy Myers, President/Founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, Author of Don't Call Me Mother and The Journey of Memoir

"With breathtaking honesty, Fasbinder chronicles her family's messy and imperfect journey of becoming a family under the most unlikely of circumstances, and dares our cynical selves to believe that hearts shattered by loss can be made whole again."
--Hollye Dexter, Activist, author of Fire Season: My Journey from Ruin to Redemption

"Fasbinder writes with a graceful honesty that is both refreshing and timeless. Hers is a hopeful, heartfelt journey where deep laughs alternate with moments of profound loss. A beautiful and inspiring testament to the resilience and healing power of family."