Published by Fawcett Books
Publication date: June 1, 1995
ISBN: 0449909905 (soft cover)
ISBN: 0312110502 (hard cover)
AIDS affects our entire society, and we hear from a wide range of people in grief. The author uses first-person narratives to explore the diversity of losses, emotions, and coping strategies. In addition to spouses and lovers, we meet a grandmother who lost three grandchildren to AIDS, and heterosexual women mourning best friends who were gay men. These personal sharings are combined with professional views to suggest approaches to grief that may work for you.
The author could have been more crisp in the delivery of some of the material -- some stories run on or become repetitive. But on balance it's a useful book for the specialized topic of disenfranchised grief due to AIDS. It will be of most value to people who may lack access to good support resources in their local communities.
Includes a state-by-state resource directory.