Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Book I Must Read!


  
     I am always eager to read books about twin loss from various authors  having experienced it myself. I must therefore thank Jeff Umbro, Digital Marketing Manager of Goldberg McDuffie Communications for informing me about yet another book available on this subject. He is working on the publicity campaign and shared the following information with me:-

   “I hope you have heard of BEGINNING WITH THE END: A Memoir of Twin Loss and Healing by Mary Rockefeller Morgan (Vantage Point; Publication date: May 31, 2012). With the rise in twin births, Morgan’s book is very timely. In it, she shares the deeply candid story of her journey to heal from and accept the death of her twin brother, shedding interesting light on the subject of twin grief.

   When Mary Morgan was twenty-three-years-old tragedy changed her life forever when her twin brother Michael Rockefeller disappeared off the remote coast of New Guinea while on an anthropology expedition. Given that their father was Nelson A. Rockefeller, then Governor of New York, it was a worldwide news event, with repercussions that Mary would confront for the rest of her life: Michael was never found. Following Michael’s tragic disappearance was a twenty-seven-year repression of her grief and unconscious denial of his death, which she allowed to control her relationships and life.

  In BEGINNING WITH THE END, Morgan shares poignant memories of Michael, the one person with whom she had shared everything, while revealing her spiritual healing process. In the course of telling her story, she provides fascinating insight into the subject of bereavement, particularly the complexities of twin loss, which inspired her to pursue her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University and counsel twinless twins for the past fifteen years. Through her personal and professional experiences, she reveals the anguish and isolation brought on by the death of a loved one and the silent, subtle ways in which it can seize your life in order to open up the dialogue on the grief process.

   A beautifully honest story, BEGINNING WITH THE END will resonate with all readers who have lost someone close to them.

   Mary R. Morgan, L.M.S.W. is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in working with twinless twins. She lectures on the subject of twin loss and has led a bereavement group for twins whose twin died in the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster. She is married and lives in New York.”

    As I await my copy I wish Mary success with this book and her continued work with helping twinless twins on a very difficult journey. Persons can learn more by becoming a fan of the BEGINNING WITH THE END Facebook Fan Page at the following link - https://www.facebook.com/beginningwiththeend



32 comments:

Sandee said...

I'm sure you'll give your own review after you read this book. I see a lot of tears for you while you're reading this too.

Have a terrific day Judy. :)

Danielle Wagasky said...

Hi there! I am stopping by from the blog hop and am so loving your blog. I am now following you. Can't wait to go through all your cute stuff. Would love for you to stop by and say hi.

Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
www.blissfulanddomestic/com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Oh yes Sandee, I will also write a review once I have read it. I share so many similar experiences with other twinless twins. I like the fact that Mary is now helping twinless twins to heal. Take care and have a great day!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Danielle! I will definitely follow back. Have a good day.

Dawn @ MakingHome said...

Hello , I found you via the Blog Hop. My husband had twin sister ( identical ) , sadly one passed away ( in 1987 ) some days it seems like yesterday . Thinking of you . Now following you too :) Can't wait to read your reveiw of this book . It may make a good gift to my other sister-in-law.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Dawn,
I am sorry to read that your husband lost one of his sisters who was one of identical twins. It is not an easy situation and very difficult for many singletons to understand. It is good that you are thinking of your sister-in-law. As soon as I read this book I will write a review about it. Thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog. I will definitely follow back. Take care.
Judy

Jessica said...

Judy- wonderful blog. My husband is also a twin and I can't even imagine. Your strength is amazing!

New follower from the blog hop. I'd love to have you stop by and check out my blog. I host a Weekend Blog Walk that runs Friday night to Sunday, and I co-host Mom's Monday Mingle and Favorite Product Friday. I hope you can stop by and visit!

Jessica @ http://www.athometake2.blogspot.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi there Jessica,
It is good to hear from you. I note that your husband is one of twins. That is wonderful! It certainly isn't an easy road to be twinless but I am here fighting on and trying to be positive. I have met so many wonderful Bloggers and readers who are not twins and it has been great. Thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog and the information you shared. I look forward to becoming a Follower of your Blog. Take care and enjoy the rest of the week.
Judy

Lisa said...

Sounds like a beautiful book. I hope reading it gives you some peace and healing!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Oh yes Lisa! I certainly hope so. Enjoy the rest of your week.

TLouise said...

Hello, I found your blog through the blog hop, and I am happy I did.
I will definitely be stopping by again.
TLouise
http://www.tlouisessite.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks TLouise! I will definitely follow back. Have a good weekend!

Clairejustine said...

Hi Judy just stopping by to say hi, hope you have a good Friday,have a lovely weekend :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Clairejustine! A good weekend to you too!

Annmarie Pipa said...

wow..what a book for you! I bet full of shared insights.
have a great weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am really looking forward to reading this book Annmarie. You are right, it is no doubt full of shared insights. Have a great weekend.

ASTERrisk said...

Hi, I found you through the blog hop... great blog! http://asterriskjewelry.blogspot.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot ASTERrisk! I will follow back. Have a great weekend.

Kendra @ A Proverbs 31 Wife said...

That sounds really good, I hope you post your own review after you read :)
I'm stopping by from Aloha Blog Hop and am following via GFC. Have a blessed day!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Kendra! As soon as I read the book I will give my own review. I will definitely follow back. Have a good weekend.

Brandi Yee said...

Sounds like a great book for you! Looking forward to your review about it :) Have a great weekend Judy!!

Brandi

Judy Haughton-James said...

Oh yes Brandi! I look forward to reading it and will definitely share a review of it here. Take care and have a good weekend.

May said...

Sounds like a very interesting book to read.. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great day..

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks May! Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

No(dot dot)el said...

Found you through the blog hop. I can't imagine all the loss you have experienced and you are here to tell about it all and share your process. What a gift you are. I haven't read this book but I will put it on my already long list of books to read. Happy to be your newest follower.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi No (dot dot) el. Thanks for your comments and for becoming a Follower of my Blog. Have a good week.

Maria said...

Judy, what a beautiful book and so wonderful for you! I'm so happy you ordered a copy. It sounds like it will touch your heart and tug at your soul.
I'm looking forward to hearing your review of it.
I love reading stories that I can relate to and are inspired by.
Sending tons of love your way!
Xoxoxo
Maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Maria,
I really look forward to reading this book. It is always good to read how persons have dealt with the experiences that I have had. I know this book will bring out various emotions for me. I will definitely share my thoughts about it after reading it. Tons of love to you too and have a wonderful week.
Judy

Kelly said...

Hi, I am a new follower from the Flock Together Tuesday Hop.
Hope you will stop by: http://momisblessed.blogspot.com/ and say hello.
Have a blessed day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Kelly! I will follow back. Have a good day.

JamericanSpice said...

I will love to read your review after you read this book.

Looks like a very good recommendation.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I will definitely share my thoughts about it after reading it JamericanSpice. Take care.

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