After the unexpected death of her mother, Olivia Tschetter plants herself firmly in her mother’s kitchen, where she pieces together the last issue of her mother’s home-grown mail-order newsletter Cooking with Vivian, and whips up the dishes of her childhood. A chance encounter with a former subscriber of the newsletter, a surprise sister-in-law, and a sibling’s secret help Olivia and her family get back on track.
Archive for August, 2010
Jonathan Grayson, Ph.D., Director of the Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Temple University Medical School, will be awarded a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the next meeting of the Annual Conference of teh International OCD Foundation. This will be the second time that Dr. Grayson will receive this honor. Grayson is the author of FREEDOM FROM OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER: A Personalized Recovery Program for Living with Uncertainty, published in 2003 by Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin. The book provides a revolutionary and compassionate program for breaking the cycle of overwhelming fear and endless rituals that plague the more than 6 million OCD sufferers, which was featured in an Oprah one-hour special, also with Dr. Phil. Daniel Gottlieb, host of NPR’s Voices in the Family declares: “Dr Grayson…writes about [OCD] with the mind of a scholar and the heart of a healer. Anyone who is plagued with chronic anxiety, and destructive rigid behavior should read this book, and listen to what it says.”