Thursday, August 13, 2009
This is going to be a short review of a 1994 book, The Worst Loss, How Families Heal from the Death of a Child by Barbara D. Rosof. This is a book I requested through Bookmooch.com (and I will be relisting it there soon for re-mooch). It is difficult to review a book like this because losing a child truly is the worst loss and nothing spoken or in print can make it better. This one is personal.
The Worst Loss, written by a psychotherapist, is a book of case studies and advice from a professional to help move through the grieving process. The book is a very good reference for the different stages of grieving, and the advice is generally good. Some of the subjects covered are: Acute grief, sibling grief, infant deaths, terminal illness, sudden deaths, murders, suicides, and going forward with the rest of your life. I would probably recommend this book for families 1-2 years out from a child loss.