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Starting with Goodbye : A Daughter's Memoir of Love After Loss
by Lisa Romeo


Overview - Starting with Goodbye begins with loss and ends with love, as a midlife daughter rediscovers her enigmatic father after his death. Lisa has little time for grief, but when her dead dad drops in for "conversations," his absent presence invites Lisa to examine why the parent she had turned away from in life now holds her spellbound.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Starting with Goodbye begins with loss and ends with love, as a midlife daughter rediscovers her enigmatic father after his death. Lisa has little time for grief, but when her dead dad drops in for "conversations," his absent presence invites Lisa to examine why the parent she had turned away from in life now holds her spellbound.

Lisa reconsiders the affluent upbringing he financed (filled with horses, lavish vacations, bulging closets), and the emotional distance that grew when he retired to Las Vegas and she remained in New Jersey where she and her husband earn moderate incomes. She also confronts death rituals, navigates new family dynamics, while living both in memory and the unfolding moment.

In this brutally honest yet compelling portrayal and tribute, Lisa searches for meaning, reconciling the Italian-American father--self-made textile manufacturer who liked newspapers, smoking, Las Vegas craps tables, and solitude--with the complex man she discovers influenced everything, from career choice to spouse.

By forging a new father-daughter "relationship," grief is transformed to hopeful life-affirming redemption. In poignant, often lyrical prose, this powerful, honest book proves that when we dare to love the parent who challenged us most, it's never too late.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781943859689
  • ISBN-10: 194385968X
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press
  • Publish Date: May 2018
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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Books > Self-Help > Death, Grief, Bereavement
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