The book, Consequential Strangers, is the collaboration of two consequential strangers from different worlds:
Journalist Melinda Blau, the voice of the Consequential Strangers blog, as well as the author of the book, has been researching and reporting about relationships and social trends since the seventies. She has written more than ninety magazine pieces and a dozen other books, including the best-selling Baby Whisperer series. She also blogs for Psychology Today and More magazines and writes a bi-monthly column for Shareable. Melinda is a mother and grandmother–and co-founder of Mother U, a website for contemporary women of both generations. She is also a very good cook (if she says so herself). She has consequential strangers in New York City, Fire Island, Northampton, Massachusetts, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, and Paris, France. (Video clips of one of Melinda’s bookstore appearances can be seen here)
Psychologist Karen Fingerman, who coined the term “consequential strangers,” is a professor at the School of Human Ecology, University of Texas, Austin. An internationally known scholar whose work focuses on social relationships, emotions, and aging, she has authored over forty articles and chapters. Mother of two, she lives in Austin, Texas. She is also a self-proclaimed chocoholic.
Consequential Strangers is now in bookstores and available online:
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