30. Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Providing a Guide for Thoughtfully Supporting People Who Are Sick

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About ten years ago, Letty Cottin Pogrebin (a founding editor of Ms. Magazine) was sitting in the waiting room at Memorial Sloan Kettering when she had the idea for a book. On today’s episode, Letty and I talk about her experience with breast cancer, and why it inspired her to write How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick. We talk about the difficulty of finding the right words when you learn someone is sick, her tips for giving gifts, and why honesty should be the core of your efforts to be supportive.

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