Widows and Widowhood coverWidows and Widowhood: A Creative Approach to Being Alone

Submitter: This book was an excellent choice for a public library back in 1977. Unfortunately, the data and info are no longer accurate. I did enjoy the section on same sex relationships. It seemed progressive for ’77. I enjoyed many of the passages in this book. Is it awful? Maybe not. But this was the only book this library had on the topic. Time to update.

Holly: The preface┬ástarts off with a statistic from 1971. Already a turn-off! Also, the title implies creativity, so when you start seeing all those charts and data tables, it’s disappointing. It’s too old to be useful, and his has a giant, air-bubbled piece of tape all the way across the cover.


Widows and Widowhood contents

Widows and Widowhood preface

statistical charts on widowhood

sexual relationships

same sex relationships


  1. I’m reading and radio listening, and considering “altering marital conventions to return to the Old Testament tradition of polygamy.

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