Contemporary Literature from a Native New Orleanian
By Alice Wilson-Fried
Ladonis Washington thinks that success means discarding her past in the Magnolia Housing Project and making it in the New Orleans business world. But after her mentor, Tim Ganen, dies a grisly death in the paddlewheel of the company's prize steamboat, Ladonis is caught in the churning of family relationships, her own objectives, and the depths of corporate corruption. Lucky for her, her brother HeartTrouble understands the underbelly of New Orleans business. But he doesn't understand his sister's ambitions. So it's up to Ladonis to meet her bosses' demands and determine what happened to Tim without getting herself or HeartTrouble killed.
Menopause, Sisterhood, and Tennis, "A Miraculous Journey Through The Change"
In "Menopuase, Sisterhood, and Tennis, Wilson-Fried offers the powerful story of one woman's tangled journey through menopuase. Based uponher own experience, and steeped in the rich Southern humor ofher mother and grandmother, this guide to surviving "The Change" unveils the mystery of menopuase, laying bare the physiological, psychologicl and emotional transformations menopause brings to women's lives. In giving the story of her own experience and research, Wilson-Fried offers to wommen everywhere a laywomans' guide to the medical understanding of menopause, offering personal "epiphanies" about why diet, exercise, mental activity, and good humor are necessary for good health during menopause-and even more important, encouragement, motivation, and advice for women who despair of ever being able toimplement these strategies into daily life.