This book not only examines friendgrief from a theoretical and clinical framework, but also Smith offers fascinating vignettes from the lives of well-known friendgrievers such as Elton John, Diane Sawyer, Ralph Abernathy, C. S. Lewis, Harry Truman, Tommy Lasorda, Jimmy Carter, Fritz Mondale, Bill Clinton, Calvin Trillin, and Alan King. The author includes moving narratives of numerous individuals who have never gained notoriety but have become seasoned friendgrievers.

chapter 1|10 pages


chapter 2|16 pages

Losing a Friend

chapter 3|14 pages

Defining a Friendship

chapter 4|18 pages

Recognizing the Friendorbit

chapter 6|24 pages

Offering Hospitality

chapter 9|22 pages

Praying in Friendgrief

chapter 10|16 pages

Pallbearing a Friend

chapter 11|18 pages

Eulogizing a Friend

chapter 12|14 pages

Responding Graciously

chapter 13|10 pages

Remembering Friends