Max Sindell Makes Literary Debut with 'The Bright Side: Surviving Your Parents' Divorce'

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First book written for kids by a kid who survived (and grew) from his parent's divorce.

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First-time author Max Sindell is setting out to help millions of children and teens to find the silver lining in a very difficult topic: divorce. Debuting his new book ''The Bright Side: Surviving Your Parents' Divorce'', Max has become a passionate ambassador for fellow youth struggling to cope with what can be a harrowing experience, offering tips and insight on how to reach a positive perspective and make their lives a little brighter.

Max's parents were divorced when he was 6 years old. That was his father's second divorce. His mother has since remarried and so has his father ... twice. Max has dealt with all the angles of divorce, from traveling across the country alone at the age of 8, to dealing with his parents' new boyfriends and girlfriends, as well as step-fathers and step-mothers.

Max tried to find all the positive aspects of these divorces and the way they affected his family. He found that he has actually benefited from being a child of divorce in some of the following ways:

  • He met lots of new people and learned a lot about his parents.
  • He became more independent and gained insight into himself.
  • He could talk more openly with both parents.
  • He learned how to stop blaming himself and separate his parents' problems from his life.

Max Sindell wanted to share this information and help as many people as possible. Several years ago, he decided that the best way to do that was with a book written for kids, by a kid who had been through what they were going through, a book that communicates with kids on their level. Not just an emotional support resource, the book offers practical information on topics such as living in two households, preventing parents from name calling, and most importantly, the Divorced Kids' Bill of Rights, a list of basic rights every child is entitled to, and every family member should respect. Introducing: ''THE BRIGHT SIDE: Surviving Your Parents' Divorce'', (HCI Books - August 15, 2007 -- $12.95).

Max Sindell (Baltimore, MD) graduated with a major in creative writing from the Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation's first and foremost boarding fine-arts high school, in which 500 of the world's most talented and motivated young artists study music, theatre, dance, visual arts, creative writing and motion picture arts in a college-like setting. Max just graduated from Johns Hopkins University, where he majored in writing. He is excited about this project and is eager to share his experience with the millions of kids who are going or have gone through divorce. Kids can start getting in touch with Max in September when his Web site launches. Visitors will be able to ask Max any questions about traveling, step parents or anything else, and he'll post responses and more each week.

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