Necessary Losses

Viorst, Judith (Book - 1986)
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Necessary Losses
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"This perceptive book should absorb and enrich anyone who admits to being human." Benjamin Spock, M.D. Essayist Judith Viorst, who has humorously eased our journey to middle age, now turns her considerable talents to a more serious and far-reaching subject: how we grow and change through the losses that are an inevitable and necessary part of life. Arguing persuasively that through the loss of our mothers' protection, the loss of the impossible expectations we bring to relationships, the loss of our younger selves, and the loss of our loved ones through separation and death, we gain deeper persepctive, true maturity, and fuller wisdom about life, Judith Viorst has wirtten a life-affirming and life-changing book.
Authors: Viorst, Judith
Title: Necessary losses
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, c1986
Characteristics: 447 p. ; 24 cm
Notes: Includes index
ISBN: 0671456555
Branch Call Number: 155.9 Vi
Statement of Responsibility: Judith Viorst
Bibliography: Bibliography: p. [413]-429
Subject Headings: Self-actualization (Psychology) Loss (Psychology)
Topical Term: Self-actualization (Psychology)
Loss (Psychology)
LCCN: 85026072
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Apr 13, 2010
  • c_anderson rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A thought-provoking book, slightly marred by an occasionally annoying writing style (rhetorical questions, multiple sentences starting with the same phrase).


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