If you are reading this book because you are of Baby Boomer age and have found yourself “Suddenly Single” through either death or divorce, and don’t have a clue how to be single, take heart: you are not alone! Many who first married in their twenties, and now twenty to twenty-five years later, are confronted with issues they thought were far behind them, such as being on their own, having to go back to work and dating. Suddenly Single, through a series of over 100 essays, offers actionable advice on the practical, spiritual, physical and emotional aspects of moving through loss to a renewal of life and love.
Catherine Tidd, founder of theWiddahood.com says, “Ellen Gerst has approached the problem of finding yourself “involuntarily single” in a practical and realistic way. In her book, Suddenly Single, Gerst gives readers the tools to look at their new unexpected life and take manageable steps to help not only succeed but thrive. The reader will start the book with a feeling of “What do I do now?’ and end it saying, “I can do this!” Gerst has her readers ask themselves questions that will help them to get to know who they are in their “new normal,” which is not only crucial to moving forward in a successful new relationship, it is vital to the grieving process in general. Concise and to the point, with stories from her own life that make it incredibly readable, I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to move forward and is struggling to figure out how.”