Lindsay Harrison: Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

Lindsay Harrison

Author and Speaker on Family Trauma

Lindsay Harrison was an average American college student in the fall of 2006 when a simple phone call changed her life forever. What occurred in the conversation and the events that followed are captured in her nationally acclaimed debut memoir Missing.

Missing tells Harrison’s story, beginning with her sophomore year at Brown University, where she received the chilling phone call from her brother telling her that her mother did not show up for work and follows her as she rushes to the aid of her family. Harrison unknowingly embarks upon an emotional forty day search, leading her across the Northeast and up to Canadian border, in a desperate search for her lost mother.

Six weeks into the investigation, Harrison’s mother’s body is found in the ocean from a supposed suicide. What started as a search to solve a missing woman’s disappearance soon becomes a personal battle for Harrison to overcome her grief and struggle to accept the untimely loss of her mother, all while attempting to reconnect with her distant father.

At the podium, Harrison shares with audiences her compelling, personal journey first hand. From the anxiety and frustrations of searching for a missing loved one, to the depths of depression and despair that result from losing a parent whom she did not know was at risk. Nothing is held back in her story, which echoes her strength and resilience in being able to piece her life back together in the wake of tragedy most young adults never have to endure.

Harrison revisits the moments in her life which created the text for Missing with great composure and fortitude that allows audiences to better understand the healing power that writing has provided her, and can others. Harrison’s message is one of hope and optimism, and though she did endure the tragic pain of death and depression, she also experienced the bittersweet joy of renewing a relationship with her father, and reaffirming all of her family bonds.

Harrison received her MFA from Columbia School of the Arts and BA from Brown University. She currently resides in Brooklyn New York, where she continues to pursue her career as an author, speaker, and advocate for mental health and suicide prevention.

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