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Margaret Thomson is the author of “The World Looks Different Now,” a memoir about her oldest son, an active-duty soldier who committed suicide. Her book chronicles the grueling journey of grief, and hopefully, healing for those left behind.
The book was amazing, the story is heartbreaking.
Margaret is a journalist and television producer who’s reported on a variety of subjects, from Middle East politics to the British royal family. As a radio correspondent for ABC News, she was the first American broadcast journalist to report the end of the Falklands War in May 1982; several years later she became the first radio correspondent to report on the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Upon returning to the United States in 1992, she taught journalism and television production at the University of Memphis. Thomson continues to write for print and online publications. In 2016, she and her husband Tim relocated from Memphis to Franklin, Tennessee. Their son Matt, a recent graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, visits frequently from his job in the shipping industry.