Riding Through Grief

Riding Through Grief

by Barbara Manger
     
 

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When Barbara Manger left her home in Milwaukee for a yoga retreat in Houston, she never imagined she would receive a phone call that would turn her world upside down. But she did-a call in which she learned that Matt, her twenty-nine-year-old son, had been struck and killed by a van during a bike race in Chicago.
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Overview

When Barbara Manger left her home in Milwaukee for a yoga retreat in Houston, she never imagined she would receive a phone call that would turn her world upside down. But she did-a call in which she learned that Matt, her twenty-nine-year-old son, had been struck and killed by a van during a bike race in Chicago.
Riding Through Grief is the story of how a family faced head-on the sudden, accidental death of their son, and created unique ways to honor his memory that also helped them deal with their loss. Manger's inspiring story gives hope to those facing the all-too-common experience of the unexpected death of a loved one. The book also offers insight to friends and family members trying to understand and support them in their time of need.

Editorial Reviews

Reader Review - Julia Hinkle Penn, MD
Riding Through Grief offers hope and helpful insight to others trying to find their way through the loss of a loved one. It will be a valuable resource for family members and friends who accompany these individuals on their journeys as well as for mental health and other health care professionals seeking more effective ways to help people experiencing such a loss. . . . It is an important contribution to the available literature dealing with the parental loss of a child.
Reader Review - Eve Lipchik, ACSW, Family Therapist
This beautifully and sensitively written narrative by a mother who suffered the sudden loss of her adult son is a must read, not only for other bereaved parents, but for anyone who has ever grieved and tried to make sense of a tragedy.
Reader Review - Carolyn Morse, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Barbara Manger has written a deeply personal memoir chronicling her �ride� through the early years of grief for her son Matt. Readers will experience this book as the heartfelt sharing of a friend who continues to ride down a path that has become her new normal. It would be a useful adjunct to individual and group therapies for those struggling with grief and loss.
Reader Review - Jane Mandel, PhD, JD
Barbara Manger has written a moving, poetic story of a mother�s efforts to come to terms with an unimaginable loss and the sorrow it brings. A �how to� book of the highest order, Riding Through Grief documents Manger�s journey, in which she is upheld by her love for her son. The book offers a portrait of a family that although shaken by grief is also inspired by a son�s joy in living, and ultimately finds a way to move forward.
Former City Librarian, Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Kathleen Huston Raab
I highly recommend Riding Through Grief for all seeking a path out of the throes of grief. Painfully honest, Barbara Manger spares us little as we experience the deep hurt in her heart. But we also share in the glimmers of hope and even happiness that gradually seep back into her life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780989792318
Publisher:
Point Comfort Press
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Pages:
154
Sales rank:
905,383
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

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