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Book details
  • Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SubGenre:Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • Language:English
  • Pages:457
  • eBook ISBN:9781483512037

Better To Have Loved

A True Story of Love, Loss, and Renewal

by Kathryn Taubert

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Overview
Kathryn Taubert describes in exquisite, sometimes painful detail her experience of rebuilding her life after being widowed twice in less than 20 years. Taubert’s experience managing the overwhelming mass of medical information to help her critically ill husband amid fears of yet another loss are merely a prelude to what comes next. Her story is one of hope for anyone facing the serious illness or death of a loved one, and an affirmation of those who already have.
Description
Kathryn Taubert's story offers hope and guidance for anyone starting over after the death of a spouse. From the depths of despair, this twice-widowed, retired 57-year-old widow with Tourette syndrome and a self-described "couch potato," built a new life as an athlete, jazz recording artist, international volunteer, and successful author. Better To Have Loved is a love story, an illustration of what caregivers of the desperately ill endure, and a testimonial to the power of determination in surviving bereavement. Checklists on how to survive bereavement make this book a resource for those experiencing bereavement or caring for someone who is. For anyone who ever asked themselves how to go on, this book is for you.
About the author
Kathryn Taubert’s story offers hope and guidance for anyone starting over after the death of a spouse. From the depths of despair, this twice-widowed, retired 57-year-old widow with Tourette syndrome and a self-described “couch potato,” built a new life as an athlete, jazz recording artist, international volunteer, and successful author. Overcoming her sometimes crippling shyness from growing up with undiagnosed Tourette Syndrome, Taubert’s story of love, loss and rebuilding her life after multiple losses is as much an adventure story filled with surprise, humor and reflection as it is a primer for the grieving. Included are checklists of things to do for others experiencing bereavement. Taubert's first book "YEVU (White Woman): My Five Weeks with the Ewe Tribe of Ghana," is recommended reading for international volunteers by The Global Volunteer Network. Her two internationally recognized CDs ("Where Can I Go Without You" and "Somewhere in Time" are available on her website www.kathryntaubert.com. Taubert's weekly blog for the "Naples Daily News" can be found on www.naplesnews.com under Blogs. Presently living in Florida on a tree-laden acre of "Old Florida" paradise, Taubert writes for two newspapers, volunteers on behalf of Florida springs and river conservation, tends her garden, swims in a nearby river, and SCUBA dives in the Caribbean whenever she can.
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