Author Event: Lisa Romeo in Conversation with Grief Specialist Vince Corso

For Immediate Release:

Local Author Lisa Romeo to Visit Cedar Grove Library on May 17

  • Popular local writing professor Lisa (Chipolone) Romeo publishes her first book, STARTING WITH GOODBYE: A DAUGHTER’S MEMOIR OF LOVE AFTER LOSS

  • Ahead of the Father’s Day holiday, the book celebrates the deepening of parent-child relationships—even after a parent has passed

 

Cedar Grove, New Jersey, May 17— Now a married mother of two college-aged sons, Lisa Romeo lives here in Cedar Grove — the same New Jersey town where she grew up as the youngest Chipolone daughter. This spring, the popular teacher and fixture in the local literary scene is embarking on a series of events in conjunction with her debut memoir, STARTING WITH GOODBYE (University of Nevada Press). She will speak at the Cedar Grove Free Public Library on Thursday, May 17 at 7pm.

For this event, Lisa will be joined by Vince Corso. Corso is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in grief and bereavement. After 30 years of work in hospice, he founded Compassion Identity as a framework to offer therapy and supportive consultation services to individuals and communities coping with grief.

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STARTING WITH GOODBYE chronicles Romeo’s rediscovery of her enigmatic father, Frank Chipolone, after his death. Surprised by "conversations" with him that seem to emerge in her bereavement, she searches for meaning, reconciling the self-made Italian-American textile manufacturer with the complex man who, she realizes, influenced so many of her life choices. 

“It’s a story about what can happen in a relationship after a parent has passed—and what keeps that person alive to the surviving adult child,” Romeo says. “It’s my hope that readers come away with an optimism about some positives that can occur during grief.”  

If early praise is any indication—“Lisa's lovely writing and startling insights lead you into deeper territory, as she wrestles with questions of identity, mortality, and the vagaries of love” writes Christina Baker Kline, New York Times #1 bestselling author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World—Romeo may be well on her way to succeeding.

For more information, visit Lisa's web site.

Contact Information
  1. Francene Falcone
  2. 973-239-1447
Thu, May 17
7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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For Immediate Release:

Local Author Lisa Romeo to Visit Cedar Grove Library on May 17


Popular local writing professor Lisa (Chipolone) Romeo publishes her first book, STARTING WITH GOODBYE: A DAUGHTER’S MEMOIR OF LOVE AFTER LOSS


Ahead of the Father’s Day holiday, the book celebrates the deepening of parent-child relationships—even after a parent has ...

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