Judy L. Mandel’s new memoir, White Flag (Legacy Book Press), seeks an understanding of substance use disorder as the author struggles to save her beloved niece and fulfill the deathbed promise to her sister.

“We rarely know the deeper ramifications of tragedy through people’s lives. Judy L. Mandel’s book White Flag shows us the true story of how the same tragedy I drew from for In the Unlikely Event spiraled through her family, giving a glimpse of the way trauma can be felt for generations.”  Judy Blume

 “Judy Mandel’s new memoir, WHITE FLAG, is both harrowing and heartbreaking.  It’s also strangely timely.  Though deeply personal and intimate, the book asks us all to consider our own agency - and lack thereof - when things go terribly wrong.” 
Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer, essays and screenplays. His most recent novel is Chances Are . . . .

“An extremely important and timely book that is a lifeline thrown out into the cold and unforgiving ocean that is our present time.”
Kaylie Jones, award winning author of A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries, Speak Now, Celeste Ascending, Lies My Mother Never Told Me, The Anger Meridian

Coming October 1, 2022

As the opioid crisis rages

Praise for White Flag

About Judy L. Mandel

Judy L. Mandel is a former reporter and marketing executive. After the death of her parents, she knew that it was time to write the story of her family; their emotional and physical survival of a devastating plane crash that killed her older sister and left the remaining sister critically burned. Her first book, New York Times Bestseller Replacement Child– a memoir, is that story.

Judy holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Stony Brook University. Her essays, articles and short stories have appeared in Kveller.com, 34th Parallel, The Tishman Review, Connecticut LIFE, ASJA Monthly, Complete Wellbeing Magazine, Connecticut Authors and Publishers Magazine, The Southampton Review, American Writers Review and other publications. She is co-founder of the Replacement Child Forum (replacementchildforum.com).

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