Friends supporting friends


“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement, the greater part of life is sunshine.”

― Thomas Jefferson 

When friends support friends , not just during the tragic and sad moments…  but in times of accomplishment and triumph,  they show that they value their friendships and understand the true meaning of the word, “friend.”

It is good character to feel  joy and excitement for someone else, especially when that “someone else” is a friend or family member. 

Yet when it happens, it’s always such a delightful surprise and it truly invigorates the spirit.

In the past month, I have been the recipient of an outpouring of good wishes and congratulations, and many have been buying my book (some old friends have even bought multiple copies for their friends and family!). 

If I could do cartwheels, I would.  However, since I have never been overly flexible or athletic, it would be unwise for me to try it. But the thought is there.

Just to give you an idea, this is some of the feedback I’ve been receiving: 

“I had to put it down reluctantly (it was late at night) ….  Talk about the human side of political will and emotion and calling a spade a spade!”

“As a writer you want your reader to feel something when they read your words. You accomplished that. I was crying within a couple of chapters. The little girl and her doll did me in.”

“Can’t wait to read it! We’re so excited for you!”

” I can’t imagine how much discipline it takes to write a book! Wow!”

“It will have a place of honour on my coffee table!”

“This is very, very cool.”

What is very, very cool is having friends like you.

Right back at you, with love.

― heatherfromthegrove


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Spread the Word!


A heartfelt “Thank You” to those of you who have ordered a copy of my new book, Casualties of the Recession Depression. Book orders are coming in. I am thrilled and also extremely humbled.

Recently, a very old friend of mine ordered a copy and then, not two minutes later, ordered a second copy for her parents (who were very excited for me because they remembered me as a little tyke with glasses, always with my nose in a book).  Their enthusiasm and support brought me to tears.  Isn’t it funny how it’s often the people who “knew you when” that come out, years later, to cheer you on?

I’m sure they didn’t realize it at the time, but they made my day.

To those of you who are reading this post, please spread the word!  And, consider getting yourself a copy.  It’s a timely and feisty book that champions the resilience and strength of the middle class, in the face of adversity – namely, this interminable economic downturn. 

I welcome your feedback.

Have a wonderful weekend!  

Stay tuned for Monday’s blog post: “Is There an Elephant in the Room?”


– heatherfromthegrove


Casualties of the Recession Depression can be purchased at: or through  (it is also available through Amazon UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain). 

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