Books

New: Meg Federico's Welcome to the Departure Lounge

In Welcome to the Departure Lounge, journalist Meg Federico chronicles her mother’s comical and poignant unraveling into senility. She describes the family’s eccentric life (her mother would frequently put on all her jewelry and sing show tunes; her husband ordered sex toys in the mail) until she officially christened their home “The Departure Lounge.” According to Publisher’s Weekly, “Federico gently delineates the humiliating burden caused by the loss of memory, while humanely portraying a brave new sympathy and understanding between her mother and herself.”