Providence, RI – Every caring parent has the same intense fear: That unanticipated, and definitely unwanted, phone call from one's child that's saturated with bad news. We know it can happen, of course, yet it's virtually impossible to prepare for the dreaded call. Robert Waxler knows this all too well.
Robert Waxler is a professor in the English Department at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is co-founder of "Changing Lives through Literature," an internationally celebrated alternative prison sentencing program. Waxler has recently written a memoir, Courage to Walk, and has also coauthored the books, Losing Jonathan and Finding a Voice.