Starting With Goodbye: A Daughter's Memoir Of Love After Loss
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 ho...
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: University of Nevada Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 500016
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“Starting with Goodbye: A Daughter's Memoir of Love After Loss, is a stand-out among the many memoirs of parental loss on the shelves. One, because there are so few about the complexity of emotions for daughter's losing their father's through death, a...”
ses, 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.