40 College Hill Rd, Rothesay, NB E2E 5H1, Canada
As a child, Patricia Pearson studied at Netherwood School in Rothesay, New Brunswick.
6 Hoskin Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 1H8, Canada
Patricia Pearson attended Trinity College in Toronto.
1100 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637, United States
Patricia Pearson attended the University of Chicago.
2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, United States
Patricia Pearson attended the Columbia School of Journalism in New York.
(In Playing House, Patricia Pearson has written a witty, h...)
In Playing House, Patricia Pearson has written a witty, heart-touching look at falling by accident into life’s most profound commitment. She deftly captures the self-doubt, messy bodily fluids and inconceivable love that accompany being a mother, and the trepidation and joy with which two people step across the threshold of parenthood and into a realm that is at once alien and completely right.
(How curious can a five-year-old really be? Frannie and Ca...)
How curious can a five-year-old really be? Frannie and Calvin are back, and even more baffled, in this hilarious and heartwarming sequel to Patricia Pearson’s critically acclaimed comic novel, Playing House.
(In Area Woman Blows Gasket, Pearson plumbs every facet of...)
In Area Woman Blows Gasket, Pearson plumbs every facet of modern life, marriage, and motherhood: from choosing the right vegan-bran-hemp diet for your family to confronting your husband’s irrational fear of mayonnaise. Adult education classes, psychotherapy, $100 haircuts, the latest news on what may or may not cause cancer, Christmas shopping all come into sharp focus with the help of Pearson’s comic eye. Her wry brand of wisdom is a refreshing and long-awaited release from the contradictions thrown at us by society.
(The millions of North Americans who silently cope with an...)
The millions of North Americans who silently cope with anxiety, at last, have a witty, articulate champion in Patricia Pearson, who shows that the anxious are hardly “nervous nellies” with “weak characters” who just need medicine and a pat on the head. Instead, Pearson questions what it is about today’s culture that is making people anxious, and offers some surprising answers as well as some inspiring solutions based on her own fierce battle to drive the beast away.
(Sparked by extraordinary experiences that occurred when h...)
Sparked by extraordinary experiences that occurred when her father and her sister both died in 2008, Patricia Pearson set off on an investigation into what she calls "a curious sort of modern underground a world beneath the secular world, inhabited by ordinary human beings having extraordinary experiences that they aren't, on the whole, willing to disclose". Roughly half the bereaved population and an unreported number of the dying witness or experience a sensed presence, the mystery of near-death awareness, and, if they are not in horrible pain or medicated into unconsciousness, feelings of transcendence and grace as they depart on the journey from which none of us return.
As a child, Patricia Pearson studied at Netherwood School in Rothesay, New Brunswick. She then attended Trinity College in Toronto, the University of Chicago, and Columbia School of Journalism in New York.
Patricia Pearson began her career as a journalist in New York and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In New York City she worked as a crime reporter before returning to Canada to write a column for the National Post. She also directed the research for the 2009 History Channel documentary “The Science of the Soul”.
Pearson’s experience as a crime journalist resulted in her first book “When She Was Bad: Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence” that was published in 1998. She also wrote “Playing House” in 2003, “Believe Me” and “Area Woman Blows Gasket” in 2005, “A Brief History of Anxiety - Yours and Mine” in 2008, “Opening Heaven's Door: What the Dying May Be Trying to Tell Us About Where They're Going” in 2014. Her and Riam Shammaa’s book “Looks Can Kill” will be published in 2020.
Patricia has been a contributor to books, including “The Art of Writing”, and “To Arrive Where You Are”, a contributor to periodicals, including USA Today, New York Times, Guardian, London Times, New York Observer, Redbook, Nerve, Shift, Chatelaine, Saturday Night, and Spy, and a columnist for National Post.
(Sparked by extraordinary experiences that occurred when h...)2014
(The millions of North Americans who silently cope with an...)2008
(In Area Woman Blows Gasket, Pearson plumbs every facet of...)2005
(How curious can a five-year-old really be? Frannie and Ca...)2005
(In Playing House, Patricia Pearson has written a witty, h...)2003
Patricia Pearson was a long-time member of USA Today’s Op-Ed Board of Contributors.
Patricia Pearson is married and has two children.