Synopses & Reviews
Intelligent, insightful, and based on Abigail Trafford's personal experience, extensive research, and interviews with hundreds of divorced men and women, Crazy Time charts the emotional journey of the breakup of a marriage--identifying the common phases that lead to separation, divorce, and, eventually, to a new life.
"Subtitled Surviving Divorce, this is a readable, hip, perceptive book about the subject. An accomplished journalist, currently a senior editor at U. S. News and World Report, Trafford interviewed people across the country about their divorces. She had been through one herself, and Crazy Time has much to say about the intensely personal nature of an experience which is increasingly common. Its frequency does not diminish the pain which Trafford divides into six fairly predictable stages: relief, disbelief, anger, depression, ambivalence, and recovery. Her analysis is sane and reassuring, and she illustrates her points with one gripping story after another of people whose lives have fallen apart along with their marriages. The author gradually brings us to realize that divorce takes courage and a soul-searching seriousness
not traditionally associated with domestic upheaval. But it may ultimately be the springboard to a finer, happier life." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)
A fully revised and updated edition of the essential guide for men and women moving through the turmoil of divorce.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-275) and index.
About the Author
Abigail Trafford is an author, journalist, and public speaker. She wrote the My Time column at the Washington Post and has been a commentator for Washington Post Radio and a syndicated columnist with Universal Press Syndicate. For fourteen years she was the Post's health editor and previously worked at U.S. News & World Report as a writer, senior editor, and assistant managing editor. She received journalism fellowships at the Harvard School of Public Health in 1982 and 2002 and was a visiting scholar at the Stanford University Center on Longevity in 2007. She lives in Boston and Vinalhaven, Maine.