After Great Pain: A New Life Emerges

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Winedale, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 208 pages
A New York Times Notable Book and one of USA Today's top books of the year when it was first published in 1992,After Great Pain remains both timely and of great use to others traumatized by disaster or grief.

Diane Cole's method is to couple the findings of professional researchers and clinicians with the story of her own heartbreaking personal experience-coping with a multitude of family illnesses and the after effects of being held hostage by Muslim extremists.

The result is a deeply affecting memoir of loss and renewal that provides guidance, consolation, and hope, as she presents the psychological strategies of survival and the shining example of her own transcendence.

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A profoundly moving meditation on loss and renewal. Cole, a free-lance journalist, unites insights from searing personal experience with findings of researchers and the observations of clinicians and ... Read full review

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In her young adulthood, Cole was numbed by double trouble--her mother's death and her boyfriend's painful albeit successful struggle with cancer. Subsequently, her own life was threatened as a hostage ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

DIANE COLE has contributed articles to many newspapers and periodicals, including the New York Times, Parents, Psychology Today, and Newsweek. In addition to After Great Pain she is the author of Hunting the Headhunters: A Woman's Guide. Her most recent book, co-authored with Scott Wetzler, is Is It You or Is It Me? How We Turn Our Emotions Inside Out and Blame Each Other (1998). Following the recent death of her husband, author Peter Baida, she lives in Manhattan with her son.

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