Foster, Brooke Lea
Foster, Brooke Lea
Washingtonian, Washington, DC, staff writer. Previously worked for the Washington Monthly and the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Recipient of several Dateline Awards, Washington Society of Professional Journalists.
The Way They Were: Dealing with Your Parents' Divorce after a Lifetime of Marriage (nonfiction), Three Rivers Press (New York, NY), 2006.
Feeling Them Fall (nonfiction), Three Rivers Press (New York, NY), 2006.
Contributor to periodicals such as Readers' Digest, Parents, Psychology Today, Good Housekeeping, and Psychology Today.
Brooke Lea Foster is a journalist who specializes in social issues, particularly education, children and families, immigration, prisons, and philanthropy. She has won numerous Dateline Awards from the Washington Society of Professional Journalists, and her story on illegal teenagers in the Latino American community reached the finals for the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, which is awarded for stellar work pertaining to children and families. Foster was also a finalist for the 2005 Livingston Award for Young Journalists, the most prestigious prize for journalists under age thirty-five. Her first book, The Way They Were: Dealing with Your Parents' Divorce after a Lifetime of Marriage, looks at the hardships suffered by adult children when their parents decide to go their separate ways. She explains how the situation can make adult children reexamine their relationships with their parents, and how this can bring about the realization that they are not as independent as they might have believed themselves to be. Adult children might also find themselves questioning whether their parents might have divorced sooner had they not been responsible for raising them, a belief that can produce feelings of guilt. Library Journal critic Douglas C. Lord found Foster's effort consisted of "verbose, bitter grief and banal observation." On the other hand, a Publishers Weekly reviewer described the work as a "helpful, down-to-earth approach" to the subject.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Library Journal, November 1, 2005, Douglas C. Lord, review of The Way They Were: Dealing with Your Parents' Divorce after a Lifetime of Marriage, p. 106.
Publishers Weekly, October 24, 2005, review of The Way They Were, p. 50.
Washingtonian Online,http://www.washingtonian.com/ (April 15, 2006), brief biography of author.
"Foster, Brooke Lea." Contemporary Authors. . Encyclopedia.com. (April 26, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/foster-brooke-lea
"Foster, Brooke Lea." Contemporary Authors. . Retrieved April 26, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/foster-brooke-lea
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.