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The Library Journal proclaims: "One of the best self-help books of 2010!"

Saying Goodbye to Someone You Love

Her latest book is now available:
"Saying Goodbye to Someone You Love: Your Emotional Journey Through End of Life and Grief"

Co-authored with Fredda Wasserman,
Published by Demos Health/Medical Publishers, New York.


Norine Dresser

Norine Dresser, MA, is a folklorist, author, educator and speaker. She is an internationally recognized expert on cultural traditions and rituals from around the world.

Norine received a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Folklore and Mythology, both from UCLA, and taught for 20 years at California State University, Los Angeles.

Norine has authored numerous published books and articles and wrote the 8-year award-winning Los Angeles Times column, “Multicultural Manners.” She has been a member of the American Folklore Society, the Authors Guild, California Folklore Society, Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, International Society for Anthrozoology, International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies, and Writers Guild of America, West.

New: Virtual Museum of Folklore and Popular Culture

Norine welcomes you to visit and utilize this new website: Teachers and Students of Folklore, Anthropology, American Studies, Folk Art, Popular Culture, Sociology, History – anybody interested in the Material Culture of the U. S. and around the world. Admission Free.

Please visit:


Norine Dresser Folklore Museum

(Don’t be discouraged by the long address, you will probably only need to go as far as norinedresservirtual museum, and the rest will fill in automatically.)