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About Lindsey Rogers-Seitz

On July 7, 2014, tragedy befell her family when her husband forgot to take their fifteen-month-old son to daycare, unknowingly leaving him in the back seat of their car all day where he passed away from hyperthermia.

Due to the emotional and highly politicized nature of hot car deaths, news of the event immediately received national and international attention. The family was featured in Time magazine, and Lindsey appeared on the Today Show and CNN’s Legal View. She was also chosen as “One of the Most Fascinating People of 2014” by the Danbury News Times for the courage she demonstrated in the face of the unimaginable.

Lindsey has founded a legal non-profit, the Mental Illness Advocacy Center, to help those in need. Learn more about her non-profit.

"My mission is to spread the idea of loving through imperfection and show that people can overcome immense pain and suffering."

About the book

The Gift of Ben: Loving through Imperfection

In her debut memoir, The Gift of Ben, Lindsey explores her path to self-acceptance, as the love she found in her son’s life gives her the power to, in turn, love herself. With raw emotion and grit, Rogers-Seitz shows us what is left on the other side of broken.

“Author Lindsey Rogers-Seitz did not break the moment her fifteen-month-old son, Benjamin, died - it was a much slower process than that.”
“After years of hiding in the shadows, Ben’s life provided the love and lessons she needed to accept herself by healing her imperfect 'broken places.' That is the love of a son for his mother: The Gift of Ben.”
“A meticulous unraveling.”
“She had struggled with mental illness for nearly a third of her life, so she should have seen it coming. Yet, life is not always that simple. She had felt the love and loss of Ben in the darkest nights of her young adulthood as she battled with early stages of manic depression.”
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What People Are Saying About the Book

“Rogers-Seitz’s memoir leads the reader through the murky depths of a psyche confronted with unthinkable tragedy. Her approach to the material borders on the poetically abstract while retaining a clear sense of meaning … Acutely and emotionally observant, the author possesses a rare ability to pinpoint and convey the debilitating emotions and sensations associated with intense grief … a profoundly moving debut that may offer solace to others grieving the loss of a child. Expressive, courageous writing that wrests insight from the depths of grief.”
Kirkus Reviews
“The Gift of Ben is a searing, powerful memoir about justice, injustice, love, healing, and perhaps most important and surprising, what happens when a woman forgives a tragic mistake that society thinks she should not. This is a book that will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about forgiveness.”
Kerry Egan, Bestselling author of On Living and Fumbling
“Broken, poetic, brave. Inspired by her beautiful boy, a grieving mother confronts the unthinkable and fights for her family. In The Gift of Ben, Lindsey Rogers-Seitz reconciles joy and sorrow, wellbeing and mental illness to discover true unconditional love for her family in heaven and on earth, and finally, for herself."
Michele Gay, Co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools, mother of Josephine Grace Gay (7), Sandy Hook, CT
“Lindsey Rogers-Seitz has written a must-read for anyone who is looking to dive deeper into understanding our mental health epidemic and the journey of unimaginable grief. Her authentic and raw writing style beautifully captures the delicate balance needed to find hope amongst the shattered lives left behind after an unthinkable loss. This is a book that will change you.”
Jen Marr, Author, Founder and CEO of Inspiring Comfort LLC
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