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Think Like An Editor (September 18, 2019)

Fears and tears? Write through them. See four tips for aspiring authors from Marisa Bardach Ramel’s lecture at Syracuse University

Podcast: The Elegant Warrior (September 9, 2019)

Heather Hansen, author and podcast host of “The Elegant Warrior,” chats with The Goodbye Diaries author Marisa Bardach Ramel

Podcast: Grief Out Loud (August 15, 2019)

Interview with The Goodbye Diaries author Marisa Bardach Ramel

Cruel Summer Book Club (August 13, 2019)

Marisa Bardach Ramel wrote a book with her dying mother

New York Women In Communications (July 8, 2019)

Podcast: Listen to the Coffee Break podcast interview with Marisa Bardach Ramel, author of The Goodbye Diaries

Article: Read why “try it and see” became Marisa’s mantra as a first-time author

The Rumpus (July 5, 2019)

What To Read When You’re Grieving

POPSUGAR (June 29, 2019)

This Woman’s Perspective on Raising Kids After You’ve Lost Your Mom Will Make You Catch Your Breath

Parade (June 14, 2019)

In Losing My Mom to Pancreatic Cancer When I Was 20, I Found My Dad

Newhouse Network (Spring 2019)

Writing through the grief: Author Marisa Bardach Ramel ‘04 and her mother collaborate on “The Goodbye Diaries”

POPSUGAR (June 9, 2019)

“The premise is a gut-punch, to be sure, but what follows is both the unraveling and strengthening of one of life's greatest familial bonds. Moms, you aren't going to be able to put it down.” Read the full review>>

Lessons Learned in Life (May 13, 2019)

Mother’s Day Was Not the Same for Those Who No Longer Have Their Mothers With Them

“Good Morning America” (May 10, 2019)

Dear Fellow Motherless Daughters: Here’s how I’ve learned to cope on Mother’s Day

Foreword Reviews (May/June 2019)

“Both a memoir and an exploration of a mother-daughter bond, The Goodbye Diaries is a moving story told through two voices. A beautifully written, heartfelt, and meaningful read.” Read the full review>>

TIME (May 10, 2019)

One Day I’ll Tell My Children About My Mother’s Death. Until Then, I’ll Show Them How She Lived.

Refinery29 (May 10, 2019)

“A heartbreaking (but so, so moving) memoir written by a daughter and a mother with a cancer diagnosis.” Read the full article>>

WPIX-TV / PIX11 (May 9, 2019)

Mother and daughter chronicle terminal illness in heartfelt new book, ‘The Goodbye Diaries’

Parents (May 8, 2019)

9 Books That Make Great Mother-Daughter Gifts

Sirius XM (May 7, 2019)

Marisa Bardach Ramel, author of The Goodbye Diaries, featured on “Just Jenny” with Jenny Hutt

Bustle (May 7, 2019)

After Her Mom Died, Marisa Bardach Ramel Kept Working On The Memoir They Agreed To Write Together

Good Housekeeping (May 7, 2019)

“A heartwarming and inspiring story about how powerful the mother-daughter bond can be.” Read the full article>>

Podcast: Moms Don’t Have Time To Read Books with Zibby Owens (May 7, 2019)

Marisa Bardach Ramel + Sally Bardach, The Goodbye Diaries

Podcast: Where’s the Grief with Jordon Ferber

Marisa Bardach Ramel, The Goodbye Diaries

Modern Loss (May 6, 2019)

Writing a Book With My Mom Kept Her Memory Alive. Now It’s Time to Say Goodbye (Again).

Podcast: Nobody Told Me! with Jan Black & Laura Owens (May 6, 2019)

Marisa Bardach Ramel: Nobody told me… the mother-daughter bond continues long after death

Long Island Herald (May 2, 2019)

Oceanside native drops mother-daughter memoir “The Goodbye Diaries”

Bustle (May 1, 2019)

Named one of the “45 New Books Coming Out in May 2019 to Add to Your Memorial Day Reading List

Podcast: 30 Something with Sonni Abatta

Motherless Parenting, Loss & Grief with “The Goodbye Diaries” Author Marisa Bardach Ramel

Jetsetter (April 25, 2019)

“This poignant new memoir offers a glimpse into a mother-daughter relationship altered by terminal illness. Told in alternating voices, it'll leave you both inspired and deeply moved.” Read the full article>>

Booklist Reviews (March 8, 2019)

“Powerful and beautiful. Fans of The Last Lecture (2008), by Randy Pausch, or Motherless Daughters (1994), by Hope Edelman, will appreciate the author’s navigation of grief with monumental and unforgettable courage.” Read the full review>>

Real Simple (March 7, 2019)

“Deeply moving… Though it’s a memoir about grief and loss, it’s also as much a tribute to the unbreakable bonds between mothers and daughters.” Read the full article>>

Seventeen (March 1, 2019)

Named one of the “17 Books Every Girl Should Read Before She’s 17.

Better Homes & Gardens (January 16, 2019)

Named one of the “11 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2019.