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The Dying Art of the Apology and How to Effectively Say ‘I’m Sorry’

The Dying Art of the Apology and How to Effectively Say ‘I’m Sorry’

Houston Matters microphonesWhy Wont You Apologize Book CoverWhy is it so hard to apologize? Is a good, since apology a dying art?

Psychologist Dr. Harriet Lerner is the author of a new book called Why Won’t You Apologize? We talk with her about why saying sorry is so difficult. And she gives us advice on making a good apology in any situation.

Dr. Lerner will host a talk and book signing tonight (Feb. 16, 2017) at 7 p.m. at Houston’s Brazos Bookstore.

She is the author of 12 books, including The Dance of Anger, Marriage Rules, and Women in Therapy.

About the Author

Michael Hagerty

Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →