Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 14:59:45 -0700 (PDT)

Facing Loss: Author Brenda Paik Sunoo

Irvine -- On our next regular Subversity show, we talk with freelance journalist, photographer and grief counselor Brenda Paik Sunoo, about her new book, Seaweed and Shamans (2006), a memoir of her life since the loss of her 16 year-old son, Tommy, while he was playing basketball at University High School in Irvine, California, in 1994.

Sunoo's book contains not only her reflections on dealing with a terrible loss, but also excerpts from her son's diary entries and artwork.

A former editor of the English-edition of Korea Times, Sunoo now lives in Hanoi, Vietnam. She is the founder of Compassion at Work, which gives advice to human resources personnel on workers' grief.

A book signing is slated in Orange County Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at Latitude 33 in Laguna Beach on Tuesday, July 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. Latitude33 is at 311 Ocean Avenue in Laguna Beach.

The radio show airs from 9-10 a.m. on Monday, 24 July 2006 on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, California, and is webcast simultaneously on

(We will also be airing a past show the previous hour.)

This latest show will be archived on the web at Click on Mp3 archive link there.

For more information, see:

Review ("Author expounds on the gifts of grief") of her book in Orange County Register by Greg Hardesty:

Selected photos taken by Brenda Sunoo:

Of Vietnam:

Of Korea:

At book signing in Seoul:

More information on Brenda Sunoo at her Compassion at Work site:

Book information:



Daniel C. Tsang
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