May 31, 2018
Linda Meyers was twenty-eight and the mother of three young boys when her mother, after a lifetime of threats, died by suicide. Staggered by conflicting feelings of relief and remorse, she believed that the best way to give meaning to her mother’s death was to make changes to her own life. Bolstered by the women’s movement of the seventies, she left her marriage, went to college, started a successful family acting business, and established a fulfilling career. She recounts all of this in a memoir titled The Tell, and speaks candidly with our hosts to share her fascinating and inspiring story.
LINDA MEYERS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS
[1:45] What was it like for a woman in college in the 70s?
[2:55] The impact of her mother’s suicide.
[9:10] Being a psychologist as a kid.
[11:25] Was there discrimination in the classroom?
[13:44] The boy who became Ralph Lauren.
[15:24] The family acting business.