An Award-Winning Journalist
Growing up in the 1960s, Meg Kissinger's family seemed to live a charmed life. With eight kids and two loving parents, the Kissingers always knew how to live large and play hard. But behind closed doors, a harsher reality was unfolding - a heavily medicated mother hospitalized for anxiety and depression, a manic father prone to violence, and children in the throes of bipolar disorder and depression, two of whom would take their own lives. Powerful, candid, and filled with surprising humor, While You Were Out is the story of one family's love and resilience in the face of great loss.