Fatherless Women: How We Change After We Lose Our Dads

Fatherless Women: How We Change After We Lose Our Dads

by Clea Simon

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Fatherless Women: How We Change After We Lose Our Dads by Clea Simon

"Elegant prose ... sheds new light on the father-daughter dynamic"
-Boston magazine

Praise for Fatherless WOMEN

"If it can be said about a book on loss, Fatherless Women is a pleasure to read. Clea Simon is a warm, honest, intelligent, and trustworthy guide, not only for grieving women but for the men who support them. Simon's insights about father-daughter relationships are profound."
-Neil Chethik, author of FatherLoss

"Clea Simon deepens our understanding of the complicated emotions daughters feel about fathers, both during life and especially after death. This book will help heal rifts and set stuck energies free."
-Beth Witrogen McLeod, author of Caregiving:
The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal

"Unusually candid and often provocative . . . Simon's book is immensely thought-provoking about a topic that all of us will face."
-Pauline Boss, Ph.D., author of Ambiguous Loss:
Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief

There is a special bond between a father and a daughter, and when that bond is broken by death, a woman's life can change in profound and unexpected ways. Clea Simon, critically acclaimed author of Mad House, explores this crucial meeting point of grief and growth by delving into her own experience and those of other women to paint an illuminating portrait of the father-daughter relationship and its lifelong ramifications. Filled with moving stories of real women, this poignant, comforting, and insightful book paves the way for all women to make peace with the past, with the adults they have become, and to courageously face the question: what happens next?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470337431
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/02/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 302 KB

About the Author

CLEA SIMON writes a weekly column for the Boston Globe and is also the author of Mad House: Growing Up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings and The Feline Mystique: On the Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats. A former public radio correspondent, she has appeared on MSNBC, Fox, and PBS, and regularly contributes to the New York Times and various magazines.
Clea Simon is a Massachusetts-based writer, journalist and a regular contributor to the New York Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Ms., Rolling Stone and Salon.com. Sheas the author of three nonfiction books, She lives in Cambridge, MA, with her husband, the writer Jon S. Garelick, and their cat, Musetta.
http://www.cleasimon.com

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