Carol Mithers is coauthor, with the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, of Mighty Be Our Powers, which has been translated into 14 languages. Her articles have appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines. Mithers is also the author of Therapy Gone Mad, and her essays have been reprinted in The Best of Oprah, Salon.com’s Life As We Know It, and The Vietnam War in American Society (Columbia University Press). She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
Caring for aging parents may be today’s defining midlife experience—and Carol Mithers went through it in multiples. Four aging relatives needed her at once, while she was working and raising her own family, sweeping her into a place she calls elderworld. The experience changed her forever. This memoir, funny, sad, brutally honest, and ultimately life-affirming, is a must for every member of the “sandwich generation.”