Turning Readers Into Writers

127 - Researching Your Family Tree, with Edward Di Gangi

October 06, 2022 Emma Dhesi, Edward di Gangi Season 1 Episode 127
Turning Readers Into Writers
127 - Researching Your Family Tree, with Edward Di Gangi
Show Notes

In this episode:

It’s the personal, specific and unique stories that make readers feel something. Small stories are so powerful and touch people’s hearts, and that’s why we read - to feel.

After reading Daniel Mendelsohn’s The Lost: A search for Six of Six Million for the third time, Edward di Gangi knew he had to at least try to find his birth mother and discover where and who he came from.

This led him on a voyage of discovery. His birth mother turned out to be Genevieve Knorowski, a very successful ice-dancer in the 1940s and 1950s, when ice-dancing was at the height of its popularity.

Di Gangi intertwines a homage to his mother’s success with his own research journey and how it shaped his understanding of what mothers go through when they make the difficult decision to give their child up for adoption.

The Gift Best Given is a story of love and drama against a backdrop of 1940s glamour.

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