Kathryn Taubert's story offers hope and guidance for anyone starting over after the death of a spouse. From the depths of despair, this twice-widowed, retired 57-year-old widow with Tourette syndrome and a self-described "couch potato," built a new life as an athlete, jazz recording artist, international volunteer, and successful author. Better To Have Loved is a love story, an illustration of what caregivers of the desperately ill endure, and a testimonial to the power of determination in surviving bereavement. Checklists on how to survive bereavement make this book a resource for those experiencing bereavement or caring for someone who is. For anyone who ever asked themselves how to go on, this book is for you.