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Saying Goodbye to Someone You Love: Your Emotional Journey Through End of Life and Grief
2010

Norine's Books

Come As You Aren't! Feeling at Home with Multicultural Celebrations (M. Evans, 2006)

Norine's Books

Multicultural Manners: Essential Rules of Etiquette for the 21st Century More Real-Life Dilemmas with Special Emphasis on Post 9/11 Conflicts
(Revised and Expanded Edition, Wiley, 2005)

Norine's Books

Multicultural Manners: New Rules of Etiquette for a Changing Society
(Wiley, 1996)

Norine's Books

I Felt Like I Was from Another Planet: Writing from Personal Experience (Addison-Wesley, 1994)

Norine's Books

Our Own Stories: Readings for Cross-cultural Communication - Second Edition (Longman/Addison-Wesley, 1995)

Norine's Books

Our Own Journeys (Longman/Pearson, 2003)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books In Print

Saying Goodbye to Someone You LoveSaying Goodbye to Someone You Love:
Your Emotional Journey Through
End of Life and Grief

Co-authored with Fredda Wasserman, Director of Adult Programs and Medical Education, Our House Grief Support Center.  Buy it at Amazon

In January, 2013 a Vietnamese translation will be published by the First News-Tri Viet Publishing Co. Ltd. 

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

"Saying Goodbye to Someone You Love" consists of moving narratives about end of life and grief.  These personal histories are complemented by practical guidelines for those caring for their loved ones through the last stages of life.  For those who are grieving, the true-to-life-stories demonstrate how others have navigated through the tidal wave of emotions and reactions that characterize the grief process.  For health care professionals and those who are offering support to grievers, Saying Goodbye to Someone You Love provides a new perspective on the challenges of caring for the dying and living with grief.


Review from Library Journal:

"Dresser (Multicultural Manners) and licensed marriage and family therapist Wasserman draw from their experience as hospice workers to illustrate how people have brought up the subject of death with the dying, made end-of-life decisions, and planned (or not held) a funeral service. Dresser and Wasserman not only offer comfort and companionship but provide practical suggestions for conversation starters, ideas for memorials, and a whole section on handling the grief of children...A superb book, offering everything one needs to know and more."


Come As You Aren'tCome As You Aren't!
Feeling at Home with Multicultural Celebrations
(M. Evans, 2006)

Whether you are a new member of a multiracial/ interfaith family, the father of a same-sex bride, or the mother of an adopted daughter from China, in her new book, "Come As You Aren't!" Norine Dresser offers suggestions for mixed families in avoiding social pitfalls at holidays and rituals for birth, coming of age, marriage, death, and other significant life events. Buy it at Amazon

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Multicultural MannersMulticultural Manners: Essential Rules of Etiquette for the 21st Century More Real-Life Dilemmas with Special Emphasis on Post 9/11 Conflicts (Revised and Expanded Edition, Wiley, 2005)

Brand New Global Section Culturally Deconstructs 70 Different Countries Making Headlines and Impacting our Lives. Read more about Multicultural Manners

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Multicultural Manners: New Rules of EtiquetteMulticultural Manners: New Rules of Etiquette for a Changing Society (Wiley, 1996)

Informative, entertaining, humorous, “Multicultural Manners” gives readers a new understanding of our changing society. Included are appropriate words to say in different cultural settings as well as warnings about taboos for a wide range of situations. “Manners” received the 1998 Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, John Anson Ford Award for improving intergroup harmony. Buy it at Amazon

Inside “Multicultural Manners”

Q: Why does the female Korean shopkeeper refuse to put change into the hands of her male customer?

A: It is disrespectful to touch strangers, particularly those of the opposite sex.


I Felt Llike I Was from Another PlanetI Felt Like I Was from Another Planet: Writing from Personal Experience (Addison-Wesley, 1994)

This book features a teacher resource guide as well as students’ stories of cultural adjustment. Helps students with the process writing as they explore cultural differences and their own feelings of alienation or confusion. Buy it at Amazon

Inside “I Felt Like I Was From Another Planet”:

When the new Cambodian student starts school for the first time in the U.S., her classmates pinch her. Shocked and in pain, she bursts into tears. Why?

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, an unknown holiday in Cambodia, and she isn’t wearing green. Pinching is a reminder that you’re supposed to observe the wearin’ of the green on March 17th.


Our Own StoriesOur Own Stories: Readings for Cross-cultural Communication - Second Edition (Longman/Addison-Wesley, 1995)

For Intermediate English as a Second Language classes, this book presents cultural issues through the eyes of students. It is written from the heart- student essays—sad, funny, and inspiring—are the centerpiece of each unit. Buy it at Amazon

Inside “Our Own Stories”:

Indian-born Gopal invites his high school classmate, Rafael, to visit his home. En route, Rafael purchases two hamburgers and gives one to Gopal. Gopal’s family looks at Rafael in horror. Why?

Gopal’s family is Hindu and they don’t eat beef. They are stunned that Rafael would bring a taboo food into their home.


Our Own JourneysOur Own Journeys (Longman/Pearson, 2003)

For Beginning English as a Second Language classes. Compelling true stories about colliding cultures. Turns cultural differences into classroom assets.

Inside “Our Own Journeys”:

An American doctor is startled when he discovers ten red circles on his patient’s back. Why?

He’s never heard of the Russian folk treatment for chest colds in which hot glass cups called banki are placed on the back, leaving red circles on the skin when removed.