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Review in The Gerontologist
“Caring for Red is a both a moving account of her caregiving experience and a story about the complexity of human relationship…As a sociologist, Fried is perhaps in a unique position to describe the journey of caregiving in personal as well as social/systemic and scholarly terms. Throughout the book, Fried peppers her own story of caregiving with important data and references to relevant theories, such as continuity theory and exchange theory. Interspersed with poignant personal examples are related statistics on the aging of the population, caregiving, gender division of labor, assisted living, and long-term care financing…One of the strengths of this book is its versatility for classroom use. In addition to the extensive content on aging and caregiving, there is enough discussion of topics such as McCarthyism, labor activism, familial relationships, and grief/loss to make this text applicable not only in gerontology courses but also in history, social work, psychology, or theater. Due to the memoir style, it could also be used in English or literature courses as well. Further, because the book stems from the author’s blog, Mindy’s Muses, the chapters are written in such a way that each provides enough context that single chapters can easily stand alone. Instructors could easily choose to assign the entire book or a select chapter most relevant to course content.”

Interview on podcast, Good Grief, with Cheryl Jones, September, 2017
Good Grief Cheryl

Interview with Sarah Patterson on New Books Network re Caring for Red – December, 2017

JP Authors Share Their Tips for Getting into Print – July 18, 2017

Boston Globe, Story Behind the Book: Blacklisted Father Taught Her a Lesson on Integrity by Kate Tuttle – January 27, 2017

The Justice, Brandeis University: “The Art of Aging” by Kirby Kochanowski – January 19, 2017

Book Review, Arts Fuse: “Caring for Red: Living out the Last Act” by Jason Rubin – January 3, 2017

Buffalo News, “Growing up with and caring for Manny Fried” by Mark Sommer – November 14, 2016

Lion’s Gate, Passaic,New Jersey – September, 2016

Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle

Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle

Mindy @ book talk in Buffalo with Darleen Pickering Hummert, Lorrie Rabin and Anna Kay France

Mindy @ book talk in Buffalo with Darleen Pickering Hummert, Lorrie Rabin and Anna Kay France

Book talk with Chapter & Verse, Loring Greenough House (with broken arm!)

Book talk with Chapter & Verse, Loring Greenough House (with broken arm!)

Busboys & Poets in DC!

Busboys & Poets in DC!

Caring for Red on display at PapercutsJP

Caring for Red on display at PapercutsJP

Caring for Red talk, sponsored by PapercutsJP in Boston

Caring for Red talk at La Rana Rossa, sponsored by PapercutsJP in Boston

Presentation at Workmen's Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice, Boston, MA

Presentation at Workmen’s Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice, Boston, MA

Book talk in Albuquerque with old friends!

Book talk in Albuquerque with old friends!

Talk at Georgia State Gerontology Institute: Candace Kemp, Chivon Mingo, Jennifer Craft Morgan, Mindy Fried, Wendy Simonds and Heying Zhan!

Talk at Georgia State Gerontology Institute: Candace Kemp, Chivon Mingo, Jennifer Craft Morgan, Mindy Fried, Wendy Simonds and Heying Zhan!

Book talk at Odyssey Bookshop in S. Hadley, MA.

Book talk at Odyssey Bookshop in S. Hadley, MA.

Buffalo JCC Book and Arts Fair, 5.17

Buffalo JCC Book and Arts Fair, 5.17

Book talk at Bluestockings feminist bookstore, NYC

Book talk at Bluestockings feminist bookstore, NYC

Words Books, Maplewood, New Jersey

Words Books, Maplewood, New Jersey

Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, N. Carolina

Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, N. Carolina