Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 9 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Lost Fathers: How Women C... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Lost Fathers: How Women Can Heal from Adolescent Father Loss Paperback – March 1, 2005

4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$12.95
$2.68 $0.01

Self-paced course for ACT
Prep whenever you want, for as long as you need. Learn more
$12.95 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Lost Fathers: How Women Can Heal from Adolescent Father Loss
  • +
  • Longing for Dad: Father Loss and Its Impact
  • +
  • The Loss That Is Forever: The Lifelong Impact of the Early Death of a Mother or Father
Total price: $41.80
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

The premise of this grief recovery manual is that adolescent girls suffer more than boys from the loss of a father, because females, still regarded culturally as less valuable than men, need to feel secure in the affection of a male figure. While not wholly convincing, Herring's volume argues further that from ages 12 to 21, when children begin separating from their parents, girls who lack a father can find this rite of passage more difficult or even impossible to accomplish. Herring, a creative writer (Monsoons) and certified grief recovery specialist, lost her own father to heart disease when she was 19, and she devotes a great deal of text (occasionally too much) to recounting her own experience, although she also cites some clinical research and other people's personal histories. Adopting the increasingly popular notion that "we are storytelling creatures," she suggests a variety of exercises in recording and examining one's "storyline" for those who, even many years later, haven't healed from bereavement or separation (with specific focuses on loss from parents' divorce, abandonment or incarceration) and are feeling its impact on their relationships. Herring's tone is sober but soothing, and her book may aid women having trouble resolving their grief. (Apr.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Laraine Herring is an author, playwright, editor, teacher, and certified grief-recovery specialist. She holds an MFA in creative writing and an MA in counseling psychology, and she has developed workshops that use writing as a tool for healing through grief and loss. She currently teaches creative writing at Phoenix Community College. Ms. Herring's father died when she was a teenager after a long illness
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Interested in the Audiobook Edition?
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Hazelden (March 3, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159285155X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592851553
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #833,254 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
83%
4 star
0%
3 star
17%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I feel the title of the book is misleading. Most of the book seems to concentrate on womens adolescent loss from fathers who have died, and not much on abandonment issues. Much of the book is the author's personal experience from her father's death. I would not recommend this book to women who have lost their father through abandonment/divorce. Yes, loss is loss, but there are different issues surrounding a father who leaves the family vs. the finality of death.
4 Comments 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Laraine Herring has written a book on father loss that really applies to mother loss as well, but specifically the father. As a reader, I gained insight into parental loss, and with the addition of her own poetry there's a personal journey that takes us beyond sheer intellect (which is very evident in this book, well written, intelligent). I'm left with the feeling that Ms. Herring is a woman of heart and mind, and with this balance a healing takes place. It's the kind of book you want to mark up, bend the page, read the poetry out loud, share with a friend, a group. Read it more than once, enjoy the process of heart and mind.
Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I'm a writer, too, and have been working on dealing with the loss of my father in some way since he died some 20 (plus!) years ago. I've read a lot - pop psychology and other - on coping with loss, but never saw this before. I found it in a Georgetown bookstore and started flipping through it. An hour or so later I had almost finished a first read and was in line to buy it. It's among the most useful books I've ever read.

It helps a lot that Ms. herring is a fellow writer, pretty much exactly my age, lost her father at a similar point, with a sister of similar relative age.

With all due respect to the previous poster, this is NOT about mother loss. I've found no shortage of books there. It's very specifically about losing your father when you're female and not a child or an adult but somewhere between girl and woman. The specificity is what makes it a find for me.

It also had very concrete writing assignments and wonderful insights. Thank you Ms. Herring - this books has a specific and limited market but your talents have not gone unnoticed and I hope will be seen by others too! Write more!
2 Comments 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Lost Fathers: How Women Can Heal from Adolescent Father Loss
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Lost Fathers: How Women Can Heal from Adolescent Father Loss

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: teenage books