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When a Man Faces Grief / A Man You Know Is Grieving Paperback – September 1, 1998
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About the Author
Thomas Golden is a practicing psychologist and writer, with one other book to his credit.
Top Customer Reviews
The book is divided into two parts. The first half seeks to assist the bereaved themselves; the second half seeks to educate those who are around the bereaved person (usually a male) in order to assist him through the grief process. Thomas R. Golden is listed as first author of the first half of the book; James E. Miller is listed as first author of the second half.
"When a Man Faces Grief/ A Man You Know is Grieving" is unique in the way it is set up: The front cover shows a winter scene of snow-covered trees; the back cover shows the photographic negative of that same scene. The reader will also notice that the after finishing the first half of the book ("When a Man Faces Grief"), the second half is printed upside down. To read the second half ("A Man You Know is Grieving"), the reader closes the book and flips the entire volume over towards himself or herself to the cover with the photographic negative.
Each half consists of twelve, 2-page chapters, followed by a short summary list of ideas.
While reading this book, I was reminded of Alla Renee Bozarth's, "A Journey Through Grief." However, the Golden/Miller book concerns itself with the more masculine kind of grieving. And whereas Bozarth's book is geared almost exclusively for the bereaved, Golden and Miller's book is also for those who are around the bereaved person.
This book is very readable. It is similar to Thomas R.Read more ›
There is an appropriate emphasis on the ways in which man differ from women in grieving, less emotion, fewer words, desire to do something, and so on. I like this emphasis particularly in the part addressed to a loved one, likely to be a woman. It cautions her not to be critical because the man seems to be keeping a lot to himself.
Yet men often do go too far in holding it in. The part addressed to the man suggests ways in which he can act positively to deal with his grief. Words like "action", "courage" and "strength" are wisely used.
James Miller, who is really responsible for the book, published it and a number of other brief but excellent books on dying and death with his Willowgreen Press, in Fort Wayne, IN.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
helpful information and dual format for a grieving soul and the loved ones close to themPublished 6 months ago by jillitini
Actually the first place I've seen nausea listed as a grief symptom ... about 6 months after it first manifested.Published 9 months ago by Jim
This is the best book I've seen for understanding the grief process in men. When I worked as a bereavement counselor I gave out dozens of copies.Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this to read so I could possibly understand, a little more, a man I know who is grieving. It didn't really tell me anything new. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Shane P Jones
This book was a waste of my time and money. Everything in it I had already tried and dine with my grieving husband.Published 21 months ago by Anita Graham
This tiny, tiny book had some good ideas in it. Actually, I'd call it a booklet because it only has 31 pages. And these 31 pages are repeated, upside down from the back. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Sinsin
This book is simply and sweet re grief and loss. Handy in that it helps the family who is with the man, as well as the man himself. Read morePublished on April 8, 2014 by Alice L. Gerber
I purchased the book as a gift. The man who received the book reported that it was very helpful; he read it several times. I plan to purchase the book again, when needed.Published on December 18, 2013 by LGRamsey
Very helpful for both men and women to understand what is taking place and you and others are going through in their life during this period.Published on December 17, 2013 by Edward Van Kleek