Praise for Neil Chethik's FatherLoss
Great book! Timely and touching. And the good news is you've never read one like it. It's going to touch sons and fathers, and the women who love them."
- John Lee, author of The Flying Boy
"A richly imaginative and innovative work.... an invaluable pioneering contribution that will help so many of us."
- Rabbi Earl Grollman, author of Living When a Loved One Has Died
"FatherLoss is a welcome and necessary addition to the literature of bereavement and the lives of men. More useful than the warm-fuzzies, more accessible than the mytho-poetic, Chethik's text examines the existential and everyday dynamics between sons and fathers, love and loss. These are difficult frontiers. Chethik proves an able guide. We are the better for it."
- Thomas Lynch, author of The Undertaking
"This is a profoundly important book, filled with wise insight, built on the stories of real people, and very moving. I will recommend it for a long time to clients, friends, and colleagues, and when my own father dies, I think I will refer to it like a Bible. Neil Chethik, an already accomplished writer, shows us in FatherLoss that he understands the human soul. His readers will be very grateful to him."
- Michael Gurian, author of The Wonder of Boys
"This is a wonderful book, wise and sensitive to the many ways men grieve their dads. I highly recommend FatherLoss, not only to men facing the loss of a father, but al all those who stand by and support them in their grief."
- Dr. Kennth J. Doka, Senior Consultant, Hospice Foundation of America
"Chethik's first book is both intimate and revealing."
Los Angeles Times
"Thorough and sensitive."
"Fascinating.... Chethik is a sensitive storyteller."
The Washington Post
"Chethik's is a fresh view of the male grieving process."
San Jose Mercury News
"FatherLoss is a noble book."
"An important new book... a moving and stereotype-shattering chronicle of how men cope with the death of their dads."
"Artful.... An important, highly readable book, and not just for men and boys. Women should find it a valuable tool."
Boulder Daily Camera
"A powerfully moving exploration of how men cope with one of the most profound events of their lives."
Metrowest Daily Camera
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