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

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“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

A Conversation with Author Judy L. Mandel

December 7, 2022

The Westport Library
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880


7:00 pm EST - 8:00 pm EST

Book Signing – Newington Public Library

December 14, 2022

Lucy Robbins Welles Library
100 Garfield St
Newington, CT 06111


6:30 pm EST - 7:30 pm EST

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