The Experiences Of Widowers Through Stories And Photos
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Aired 9/11/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Judith Fox, author, "One Foot Forward: Stories and Faces of Widows and Widowers"
Judith Fox will be reading and signing copies of her book "One Foot Forward," at Warwicks bookstore in La Jolla on Monday September 16 at 7pm.
In 2003, a young Camp Pendleton wife was watching CNN when she inadvertently witnessed the story about a helicopter crash that killed her husband, a Marine in Iraq.
That's how Michele Lynn became a widow at age 27. From there she began a journey through grief, toward a new life.
Her journey is just one in a new book presenting the stories and faces of a variety of men and women who have lost their spouses.
San Diego writer and photographer Judith Fox's first husband was 53 years old when he was diagnosed with aggressive cancer. He died one month later.
Fox said she found herself in a world she was unprepared for and knew nothing about. She turned to books after his death to learn other people's stories.
Fox said she ultimately wrote the book, "One Foot Forward: Stories and Faces of Widows and Widowers," because it's what she needed when her husband died.