Fatherloss To Be Made Into PBS Special

FatherLoss, a book by Open to Hope Executive Editor Neil Chethik, is being made into a PBS Special for national distribution this Father’s Day.

Neil will be the featured expert in the documentary about how men deal with the deaths of their dads. Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Joel Pett will also be featured, telling the story of his father’s life and death.

The Special is being produced by Kentucky Educational Television (KET), the public TV network in Kentucky. It will be made available to all PBS stations around the country.

FatherLoss, which was published by Hyperion Books in 2001, has been one of the best-selling grief books of the past decade. Neil has spoken at conferences across the country on the topics of fathers and sons, men and grief. To learn more about Neil and his work, go to www.NeilChethik.com.

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Neil Chethik is an author, speaker and expert specializing in men's lives and family issues. He is the author of two acclaimed books: VoiceMale: What Husbands Really Think About Their Marriages, Their Wives, Sex, Housework and Commitment (Simon & Schuster 2006), and FatherLoss: How Sons of All Ages Come To Terms With the Deaths of Their Dads (Hyperion 2001). Previously, Neil was a staff reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat and San Jose Mercury News, and writer of VoiceMale, the first syndicated column on men's personal lives. His writings have appeared in hundreds of print and web publications. He is currently Writer-in-Residence at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, Ky., where he lives with his wife, Kelly Flood, and son, Evan. Reach Neil at: [email protected] 121 Arcadia Park Lexington Ky. 40503 859-361-1659 Neil appeared on the radio show “Healing the Grieving Heart” with Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley to discuss “Men and Loss.” To hear Neil being interviewed on this show, click on the following link: www.voiceamericapd.com/health/010157/horsley121307.mp3

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