Author Puts a New
face on Coping and Recovery after the Death of her Husband
Courage & Determination that Redefines the Human Spirit
About Diane Kaimann
About the Book
[Milwaukee, WI] Diane Kaimann
has always been a strong, vibrant woman, but when her husband died suddenly while
scuba-diving in Hawaii, she discovered she was ill-prepared for what followed. She began a
journey without a roadmap - a journey that ultimately re-shaped her life. Not knowing
where to turn for strength, she did know, that after several months of grieving she must
rekindle her spirit and find ways to go on with life. She met eight women who, like
herself, had lost their husbands. They had walked in her shoes and bravely gone forward
with their lives. It was the COMMON THREADS they all shared that inspired Diane to
chronicle the challenges they all faced and the strength they all found.
Their inspiring stories and unique
perspective on recovery are now available in Diane Kaimann's new book, 'COMMON THREADS
- Nine Widows' Journeys Through Love, Loss & Healing' (Baywood
Publishing-3/02-hard cover cloth-192 pages).
The widows of COMMON THREADS
are ordinary women, yet extraordinary individuals. Their touching and uplifting stories
(often narrated with an Erma Bombeck style humor) redefine the resilience of the human
spirit. The empathetic guidance and lessons Diane Kaimann learned [and shares in her book]
is now helping others to begin healing, and discover a peaceful spirit as they deal with
the loss of a loved one.
Shortly after Diane completed her
book, the events of 9-11 occurred. Hundreds and hundreds of men and women suddenly became
widows and widowers in the most horrific manner imaginable. Diane wanted to reach out to
them. If anyone needed support and encouragement, they did. She finally reached Marian
Fontana, a fireman's widow, and founder of the 9-11 Widows and Victim Families
Association. She flew to New York and met Ms. Fontana, who welcomed Diane with
open arms. They have since become friends and Diane has become her mentor. They will
be conducting interviews in New York City March 4-11.
COMMON THREADS will help new widows deal with...
facing the change in social status:
where do I fit in?
making plans for one
moving on with life: what would your spouse have wanted
living life to its fullest
- turning adversity into a life-changing experience
- living alone: facing the new silence
- assuming unfamiliar responsibilities: house, yard, repairs,
These comments from Rabbi Earl A. Grollman, Author of
Living When A Loved One Has Died...
Kaimann's inspiring book is more than a story about death. It is about the art of living
and loving, written with exquisite understanding of pain and fear, and also of the reach
of the human spirit, when responding to life's greatest challenge. It is authentic,
exciting and hard to put down."
Diane Kaimann is a personable and inspirational interview guest
who offers understanding, encouragement and hope to anyone who has lost a loved one (while
in New York, and whenever possible, Marian Fontana has agreed to join Diane on interviews
- Scheduling interviews and appearances now -
Review copies of
COMMON THREADS are now available
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About the Book I
Talk Points I
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