Necessary Losses

Necessary Losses

Book - 1986
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"This perceptive book should absorb and enrich anyone who admits to being human." Benjamin Spock, M.D. Essayist Judith Viorst, who has humorously eased our journey to middle age, now turns her considerable talents to a more serious and far-reaching subject: how we grow and change through the losses that are an inevitable and necessary part of life. Arguing persuasively that through the loss of our mothers' protection, the loss of the impossible expectations we bring to relationships, the loss of our younger selves, and the loss of our loved ones through separation and death, we gain deeper persepctive, true maturity, and fuller wisdom about life, Judith Viorst has wirtten a life-affirming and life-changing book.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, c1986.
ISBN: 9780671456559
Characteristics: 447 p. ; 24 cm.


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Apr 13, 2010

A thought-provoking book, slightly marred by an occasionally annoying writing style (rhetorical questions, multiple sentences starting with the same phrase).


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