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Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Global book Publisher (January 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594570523
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594570520
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #985,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

In 1993, Marie Levine's 22-year-old son Peter, was killed in a car accident. That experience re-defined her life and she turned to writing. Hundreds of bereaved parents agree that she puts words to emotions impossible to describe. Marie and her husband divide their time between Manhattan and their country house in the Hamptons. A passionate gardener, she works part-time and edits a newsletter for bereaved parents. "I have to fit 48 hours worth of life into 24. I'm living for two now."

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She told me this book was well written and she could personally relate to what she read.
V. VERNI
I found this book to be helpful in knowing there are others who feel the same as I do and would recommend this book to all newly grieving parents especially mothers.
Susan Cabales
So well written and mirrors that journey in such a way that only a grieving parent could identify with.
Roxanne M. Gomez-labelle

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Roxanne M. Gomez-labelle on September 15, 2008
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I have not even finished this book yet and can tell you it is so true of the journey of a grieving parent. So well written and mirrors that journey in such a way that only a grieving parent could identify with. Although I must say that if you have a friend or relative who is going through such a tragedy, they should also read it to develop a better understanding of what it is like. Thank you for writing this book. I lost my son 2.5 years ago and though he was not my only child, he was my "only" son. I too fear for my future but reading your book feel the bittersweetness of knowing that I am not the only one with those feelings. God Bless You and all grieving moms.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By N. Thornton on May 26, 2007
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Excellent and beautifully written account on the impact of losing an only child. As a "childless" parent, I search for like-literature in bereavement material. I am often disappointed to find either a couple of lines, or no mention at all on the loss of an only child - or all children. I commend Marie for having the courage to write this book and being the voice of now-childless parents- as she describes the added, and yes, quite different set of circumstances we face in our quest for survival. Thank you for articulating so well all that we are and hope to be.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By V. VERNI on May 24, 2008
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I sent this book to a friend who lost her only child several years ago. She struggles every day while missing him terribly and the only thing that seems to help is reading about other people who have lost children also. She told me this book was well written and she could personally relate to what she read. I also lost a son many years ago and know reading this kind of book was very comforting to me.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Stacy on April 4, 2010
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At first I did not believe that I would be able to relate to this mother because her son was a man and my daughter a toddler when they passed, but this book has been so encouraging. While inspirational it is also realistic about the anger, bitterness and uncomfortable feelings and situations that occur after you lose a child. I have only been one of the "other people" for 3 1/2 weeks but this book has helped me to feel normal. Yes, people say stuff that is rude and it is okay to be offended but then you realize that it is all normal. I like her personal perspectives combined with poems and inputs from others. Also, my daughter was my only child and it helped me to relate to someone who cherishes their only pride and joy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennagain on November 18, 2012
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Our 22 year old son died in August as a result of drowning. We have been reading every book we can on grieving and ordered "First you Die". I struggled with this book through the author's poor choice of wording and tried to overlook her insensitivity until I finally had to stop reading it altogether. The author uses (misuses) the words drowned and drowning to describe her level of pain. She uses the words at least six times, probably more. If anyone who buys this book has a child who died by drowning - this book will make you feel terrible because of the careless way the author uses this awful word.

We cannot recommend this book.
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