Literati is pleased to welcome Lisa Goich for the launch of her memoir 14 Days: A Mother, A Daughter, A Two-Week Goodbye.
When Lisa traveled home to visit her parents in December 2011, she never expected an ordinary three-day weekend to turn into an extraordinary 14-day observance of her mother’s life and, ultimately, death. 14 Days is a story of parental loss, and how to lovingly, bravely and gracefully let go of a hand you’ve been holding your entire life. From a child’s first breath, to a mother’s last, this memoir shows how closing that circle can be a celebration of this unbreakable bond.
Lisa Goich-Andreadis is an award-winning copywriter, major market talk radio host, blogger, journalist and former stand-up comedian. Graduating from Central Michigan University in 1984 with a Bachelor Of Applied Arts Degree in Journalism, she has spent her life dedicated to the written word, the spoken word and the arts. Lisa has worked for some of the biggest names and corporations in the literary and entertainment business: Mitch Albom, Carole King, Robert Redford, ABC, The WB, CAA and Playboy. She has written ads for clients including: The American Red Cross, KFC, 7-Eleven, Thorn Apple Valley, and numerous TV and radio stations. As a talk radio host and producer, Lisa has worked for major market terrestrial radio stations including: KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles (America’s #1 Talk Radio Station), The iconic WJR AM 760 in Detroit, KLSX / Los Angeles and KTLK / Los Angeles. Lisa currently serves as a senior project manager for the Jazz and Comedy genres of the prestigious GRAMMY Awards.
Lisa’s first book, The Breakup Diary, was published in 2002. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, musician Teddy Andreadis (Guns ‘n’ Roses, Carole King, Alice Cooper, Billy Bob Thornton), and their four rescue dogs. She and her Maltese mix, Angie, work with hospice patients and their families, helping to make their transitions to the other side a loving, bonding and peaceful experience.