Judi Merriam signs "Empty Shoes by the Door"

On the afternoon of December 23, 2011, Judi Merriam's eighteen-year-old son, Jenson, took his own life-an act that blindsided everyone who knew him-changing her life and those of her family forever.

This is the story of Jenson's life and death-and of Judi's path to surviving without the physical presence of the kind, intelligent, and endlessly creative young man she never imagined she would outlive.

The suicide of a loved one can be devastating for those left behind and bring deep despair and seemingly endless grief. Judi was forced to confront profound feelings of loss and guilt and a future so very different from what she thought it would be. In this honest and soul-searching memoir, Judi reflects with grace and courage on the fragile and amazing, terrifying and broken, and glorious and painful experience of living life after an unfathomable loss.

Read an interview with Judy in The Daily Gazette here.

Empty Shoes by the Door: Living After My Son's Suicide, a Memoir By Judi Merriam Cover Image
ISBN: 9798985134902
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Published: Jar Press - May 16th, 2022

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Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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128 Jay St
Schenectady, NY 12305

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