Cheryl Patrice Derricotte
Most Recent Book Title
Being the Grown-Up
Book Description
Being the Grown-Up
Taking Care of Someone with a Terminal Illness (2013)

Being a caregiver is challenging, whether you’re caring for a friend, partner, spouse, child or parent. When you’re called upon to make choices about life and death, you want to know that you’re making the best possible decisions for the person. The lessons in this book are drawn from real life. The author boldly shares her experience taking care of her mother through her battle with one of the most aggressive cancers and the estate management tasks after her death.
Location (city/state/country)
Oakland, CA, USA
Author bio
Cheryl Patrice Derricotte is the chief information officer for 30 Minute Manager, an indie press she created in 2011. A life strategist for the 21st century, Cheryl is a frequent contributor to numerous publications, an engaging speaker, a trusted confidante and highly respected consultant. A licensed city planner, she holds the Bachelor of Arts in urban affairs from Barnard College, Columbia University, and a Master’s of Regional Planning, with a specialization in housing and local economic development, from Cornell University. Cheryl is also a mixed media artist, and her primary medium is glass. Her bio can be tweeted in four words: artist/activist/writer/vegan. Cheryl lives in Oakland, Calif.
Professional Speaker Topics
Being A Caregiver

Managing Change
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

"Be the change you seek in the world."

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."