After Great Pain
A New Life Emerges
Fiction
6 x 9, 208 pp.
  paper
Price:        $20.00

978-0-9701525-5-8

Published by Winedale Publishing

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After Great Pain

A New Life Emerges

By Diane Cole

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.

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.

What Readers Are Saying:

"Place this book within reach of people in pain . . . Cole will clearly tell them what it is crucial to know but so impossible to believe (about the path toward healing)."--Vanessa L.Ochs

"Her combined personal memoir and research into the dark caves of grief is essential reading for anyone planning to continue living in the real world. . . . she has alchemically turned . . . lead into pure gold." --Chicago Tribune

"After Great Pain is a genuinely inspirational book and Diane Cole is a candid, eloquent and compassionate guide through the labyrinth of loss." --Toronto Globe and Mail

"An autobiographical account of the courageous and finally triumphant reconstruction of one woman's life after an almost unimaginable run of grief and misfortune." --New York Times Book Review

"Cole's book is by turns harrowing . . . consoling and finally inspiriting." --Washington Post Book World

"It is impossible to read this without responding personally examining one's own losses and feeling respect for such a compelling and even tireless work." --Kirkus Reviews

"Place this book within reach of people in pain . . . Cole will clearly tell them what it is crucial to know but so impossible to believe (about the path toward healing)." --Vanessa L.Ochs

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