In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with Laura DeSisto.

Laura DeSisto has been writing professionally her whole life and has just written her first book, Resurfacing: Sisterhood, Sharks and Storms, a memoir, which details her journey from depressed empty nester to badass, middle-aged scuba diver who frequently dives with man-eating sharks – on purpose. Laura fervently believes that when we grow the guts to pursue our wildest dreams, we can move others to do the same, which will make the world a better place.

One morning Laura DeSisto woke up and realized motherhood had swallowed her whole – she had lost her sense of self apart from her children. A scuba diving trip to the Bahamas was the catalyst for transformation and growth in her life. With biting humor and vivid detail, she recalls hair-raising encounters with man eating sharks, the death of a friend who had become more like a sister, and the aftermath of the most powerful hurricane in Bahamian history. A fast-paced memoir, hilarious and heartbreaking. This story will stay with you long after the final page.

To find out more about Laura, check out her website at

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