Monday, December 26, 2011

The Minds of Men

If you ask most women how a man reacts to losing love, you'll get an answer along the lines of "Oh, they don't feel the same way we do. Men have a much easier time of it than women. They just go out and find another woman."  I suppose in some instances that's true. But for the most part, I think men experience the same hurt, the same sorrow, the same feelings of helplessness. They just don't show it. It isn't "manly".  But that doesn't mean the feelings aren't there.

Aint' No Sunshine: Men Reveal the Pain of Heartbreak was a revelation to my daughter and me. We really didn't know what to expect when we began collecting the stories but what we got exceeded any expectations that may have been lurking in the backs of our minds. Some of the stories brought us to tears. Others made us laugh and only one painted the picture of a man whose first and seemingly only concern was for himself and yet, we still applaud that man because he sent us an honest story. We are finding those who've read it agree with us.

We expected that only women would be interested in this book. We were wrong. We've heard from  several gentlemen who told us the book was helpful to them because now they knew they weren't alone. Wow! That's the icing on the cake.

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