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Chronicles of a Reluctant Widower

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Immediately in the aftermath of his wife Andrea's death, Gerry began documenting his thoughts and feelings about his brand-new life as a 'reluctant' widower on social media as no one wants to be an 'enthusiastic' widower. Semi-daily snippets of candid and raw expressions of grief, fear, and confusion - punctuated , Read More
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ISBN: 9798985199604

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Chronicles of a Reluctant Widower

Immediately in the aftermath of his wife Andrea's death, Gerry began documenting his thoughts and feelings about his brand-new life as a 'reluctant' widower on social media as no one wants to be an 'enthusiastic' widower. Semi-daily snippets of candid and raw expressions of grief, fear, and confusion - punctuated with unexpected humour - went up on Facebook for the world to see. Several posts went viral, and messages of support poured in from strangers as far away from India and New Zealand. Numerous of these encouraged Gerry to publish his posts as a book, simply because his posts helped people with their own healing and who wanted to share their recovery with other people. In a surprisingly funny and heartfelt manner, Gerry breaks the fourth wall and tells his tale directly to the reader in a way that puts them with their feet up on his living-room couch: a memoir of an unlikely courtship, of love, dogs, a literal fairy-tale wedding, cricket, marriage, and the importance of stuffed animals. Of illness, personal wars and the eventual - unavoidable defeat - of dealing with the insistent question of 'what now' that follows in its wake. An ultimately, the possibility of healing. This memoir is an honest tale of Love, Death and Life; heart-warming in its humour, heart breaking in its content and hopeful in its message. Chronicles of a Reluctant is a raw tale paying homage to Gerry's late wife Andrea. This book promises to be a landmark of exploration on a subject that eventually touches us all: dealing with grief. And the life that follows.