Franklin James Cook

Lukas Writes New Book on Suicides in His Family

In Grief, People on November 10, 2008 at 9:30 pm

ORIGINAL ARTICLEUSA Today offers an article with four brief reviews of books on mental illness, one of which tells the story of TV producer and director Christopher Lukas’s loss of his mother and brother to suicide.

In Blue Genes, Lukas movingly describes what it was like to grow up the child of a suicide … He also describes his loving but complex relationship with his brother … This memoir also affirms the joy Lukas has found in being a husband and father.

The Wall Street Journal Digital Network features an interview with Lukas about  Blue Genes and his family’s experience with suicide. Lukas is also the author, along with psychologist Henry Seiden, of Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide.

The other books featured in the USA Today article are Hurry Down Sunshine, by Michael Greenberg; Stalking Irish Madness, by Patrick Tracey; and Scattershot: My Bipolar Family, by David Lovelace.

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