The Gift of Ben: Loving through Imperfection

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Wellness Writers Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.75 inches | 1.29 pounds

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About the Author
Lindsey Rogers-Seitz is an attorney, speaker, author, mental health advocate and consultant. Nine years following the tragic hot car death of her fifteen-month-old son, Benjamin, Lindsey felt a calling to share her debut memoir in order to shed light on her journey through unimaginable grief and to destigmatize mental illness in society. Due to the emotionally-charged and highly politicized nature of hot car deaths, news of Benjamin's death immediately received national and international attention. The family was featured in Time magazine, and Lindsey appeared on the Today Show and CNN's Legal View. She was also chosen as "One of the Most Fascinating People of 2014" by the News-Times for the courage she demonstrated in the face of the unimaginable. Her writing has been featured in the ABA Journal and USA Today. Lindsey's mission is to spread the idea of loving through imperfection and show that people can overcome immense pain and trauma.

"Rogers-Seitz's memoir leads the reader through the murky depths of a psyche confronted with unthinkable tragedy. Her approach to the material borders on the poetically abstract while retaining a clear sense of meaning ... Acutely and emotionally observant, the author possesses a rare ability to pinpoint and convey the debilitating emotions and sensations associated with intense grief ... a profoundly moving debut that may offer solace to others grieving the loss of a child. Expressive, courageous writing that wrests insight from the depths of grief." - Kirkus Reviews

"An epic journey filled with bravery in each word of raw emotion." - Kids and Car Safety

"A heart-wrenching and inspiring journey through trauma, grief, and forgiveness. I couldn't put it down." - Brian Cuban, Author of The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of The Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption

"The Gift of Ben is a searing, powerful memoir about justice, injustice, love, healing, and perhaps most important and surprising, what happens when a woman forgives a tragic mistake that society thinks she should not. This is a book that will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about forgiveness." - Kerry Egan, Bestselling author of On Living and Fumbling

"Broken, poetic, brave. Inspired by her beautiful boy, a grieving mother confronts the unthinkable and fights for her family. In The Gift of Ben, Lindsey Rogers-Seitz reconciles joy and sorrow, wellbeing and mental illness to discover true unconditional love for her family in heaven and on earth, and finally, for herself. - Michele Gay, Co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools, mother of Josephine Grace Gay (7), Sandy Hook, CT

"Lindsey Rogers-Seitz has written a must-read for anyone who is looking to dive deeper into understanding our mental health epidemic and the journey of unimaginable grief. Her authentic and raw writing style beautifully captures the delicate balance needed to find hope amongst the shattered lives left behind after an unthinkable loss. This is a book that will change you." - Jen Marr, Author, Founder and CEO of Inspiring Comfort LLC