In Part 3 of Anderson's interview with Larry King at the time his book, Dispatches From the Edge, A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival, was released, Anderson talks more about his brother's suicide, coping with suicide of a loved one and Carter's funeral. If you missed part 2, please click on the link.
KING: All right, how did your mother handle this afterwards?
COOPER: Hum. Yes, she handled it. I don't really know how she did it but she survived. I mean she -- there was for the day I mean as I write in the book it was -- there was the feeling for days afterward that we were sort of on a life raft and I remember sort of sitting on her bed feeling like the bed was this life raft.And some people who, friends of the family who we thought would be able to like help out wouldn't, couldn't. They just couldn't deal with it or couldn't -- suicide sort of upsets people in some ways. And then some people totally surprised us. You know people I didn't even think were particularly close became incredibly close.