THE ANGEL LETTERS

Working in the pediatric oncology unit of a New York hospital for fifteen years, Norman Fried has been psychotherapist and counselor to both physically ill children and their worried families and friends. He has been part of scenes of bitterness and pain—and has observed how these sad moments have taught all concerned about life's important lessons. Sitting at the bedsides of children with life-threatening cancer, he has been sadly fortunate to hear their messages of hope and love, which have taught him how to help those they were leaving behind. The Angel Letters is his extraordinary book based on his experiences.

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The following Question and Answer session was conducted with Dr. Fried on the day he videotaped his reading from The Angel Letters.  Below are the questions that he was asked and his answers.



What Inspired You to Write the Book?

1:11



When You Think of Eddie, What's the First Thing That Comes to Mind?

1:00



At What Point Do You Get Involved in the Treatment of Children?

0:58



Do Parents Come to You For More Then Psychological Advice?

1:02



The Book Talks About Death and Sorrow, But is That Always the Case?

1:08



Since You Have Started, What Are the Most Notable Changes in Cancer Care?

1:20



Is There Something that the Children You Work With All Have in Common?

0:50



What Do You Mean When You Say "Death Can Teach Us About Living"?

1:01



What Is The First Thing You Tell Parents After Their Child Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer?

0:57



How Do You Work With The Different Family Members?

1:08



In Addition to Families Dealing with Cancer, What Other Issues Do You Encounter?

1:58



What Do You Hope People Will Gain By Reading Your Book?

1:26



What is Your Advice to Parents of Healthy Children?

1:24



What is Next for Dr. Fried?

1:04



What Value Does the Book Hold?

1:49



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