Coming October 1, 2022 As the Opioid Crisis Rages

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.

Praise for White Flag

“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

White Flag Book

“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 writer of fiction, 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, Lies My Mother Never Told Me and more.

Judy L Mandel

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 lives in Connecticut with her husband and fat orange cat. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Stony Brook University. She is co-founder of the Replacement Child Forum.

Upcoming Events

Book Signing – BOOKS & BOOKS @ The Studios of Key West

October 7, 2022

BOOKS & BOOKS @ The Studios of Key West
533 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040


6:30 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT

Book Signing – Fish Hawk Recreation Center

October 9, 2022

Fish Hawk Recreation Center
2318 Buttonwood Run
The Villages, FL 32162


2:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

Book Signing – Duxbury, MA

October 13, 2022

Duxbury Senior Center
10 Mayflower Street
Duxbury, MA 02332


1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

Book Signing – Mystic, CT

October 16, 2022

Bank Square Books
53 West Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355 United States


1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

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