Friend Grief and Men – Defying Stereotypes
“Be a man.”
Society expects men to take charge, get things done and keep their emotions in check. But what happens when their best friend dies and they’re not allowed to grieve?
In Friend Grief and Men: Defying Stereotypes you’ll meet men whose friendships shaped their lives. Some lost a best friend. Some lost dozens of friends. Their stories of grieving and healing will change your perception of what it means to ‘be a man’.
The final book in the Friend Grief series explores the challenges faced by men who grieve their friends and how they found ways to honor the men and women who shaped their lives.
About Victoria Noe (Chicago, Illinois Author)
After earning a master’s degree in Speech and Dramatic Art from the University of Iowa, I moved to Chicago, where I worked professionally as a stage manager, director and administrator in addition to being a founding board member of the League of Chicago Theatres. I discovered I was good at fundraising, and ventured out on my own, raising millions for arts, educational and AIDS service organizations, and later became an award-winning sales consultant of children’s books. But when a concussion ended my sales career, I decided to finally keep a promise to a dying friend to write a book.
That book became a series - Friend Grief and Anger: When Your Friend Dies and No One Gives A Damn; Friend Grief and AIDS: Thirty Years of Burying Our Friends and Friend Grief and 9/11: The Forgotten Mourners; Friend Grief and the Military: Band of Friends (Honorable Mention, Chicago Writers Association 2014 Book of the Year); Friend Grief in the Workplace: More Than an Empty Cubicle; Friend Grief and Men: Defying Stereotypes.
I’m currently working on a more challenging book: Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community, coming in 2018
My articles have appeared on a variety of grief and writing blogs as well as Windy City Times, Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post. In my copious spare time, I feed my reading habit by reviewing a wide variety of books on BroadwayWorld.com. I’m a card-carrying member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, Chicago Women in Publishing, Chicago Writers Association and ACT UP/NY (just kidding – we don’t have membership cards in ACT UP/NY).