An Oral Portrait




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/17/2001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 332
ISBN : 9780595175963

About the Book

No matter how many divorced people you know, when you face the demoralizing prospect or grim reality, you feel alone in the world. Realizing you’re not—that many have undergone precisely your torment—is among this book’s many virtues. No divorced or divorcing sufferers will fail to find their own shock, pain and sense of failure and betrayal in these honest, deeply moving accounts by a wide range of men and women, rich and poor, angry and bewildered. They provide the reassurance of community that is needed for strength and healing; sometimes, it seems, for the will to endure.

About the Author

George Feifer, a writer born in New Jersey, was no stranger to divorce, including his parents’. But his own trauma after twenty-two years of marriage left him deeply depressed, even though he’d initiated the proceedings. In that state, he began recognizing men and women who shared it, then or earlier. Their painful, moving stories comprise the substance of this book.