- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; unknown edition (January 5, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780684844954
- ISBN-13: 978-0684844954
- ASIN: 0684844958
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 139 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies, and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Grow Paperback – January 5, 1998
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About the Author
Judith Viorst writes in many different areas: science books, children’s chapter and picture books—including the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold some four million copies; adult fiction and nonfiction including the New York Times bestseller, Necessary Losses; poetry for children and adults; and four musicals. Her most recent books of poetry include What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? and Nearing Ninety.
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I had to read the book a chapter at a time and then reflect on it. I survived quite a bit of loss from the time I was a very small child, and this book helped me to understand the impact of that loss. One or two chapters opened up very deep emotions. I spent one weekend in bed sobbing after reading one. nevertheless, I highly recommend this book to anyone dealing with loss or abandonment issues. It was wonderfully insightful and helped me deal with issues too long buried.
This is an extremely insightful book for either troubled times in your life or for reviewing you life and wanting to see it from a healthier more mature prospective.