About Miriam

Miriam’s new book, All Set for Black, Thanks: A New Look at Mourning, takes grief out of the closet. It helps us to keep our hearts open, even as we live with the normal continual losses of life. An occasional laugh and a good black outfit are always helpful.

Miriam’s book, The Surprising Power of Family Meals, the first on this subject, has been a standard in the field, cited on the front page of the New York Times, and in Time Magazine. She has consulted and lectured about family meals on three continents. Her book encouraged the J.M. Smucker Company to make a long term commitment to encouraging family meals.

Her grandparenting blog has appeared on parade.com.

She is the author of Yiddish: A Nation of Words, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, as well as the editor of Prophets and Dreamers: A Selection of Great Yiddish Literature.

She is currently working on a book to help moms and dads get more fun out of their parenting years.

She lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts.