The day I recieved Michael Hainey’s debut memoir, After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story, my father was hospitalized after passing out. His blood pressure had dropped to a near deadly level, and for a moment, things looked grim. I read Hainey’s story while at my father’s hospital bedside, in between signing waivers and assisting nurses. But, like a home cooked meal, Hainey’s journey and bravery comforted my psyche. Read the full article here.