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Writin' on Empty: Parents Reveal the Upside, Downside, and Everything in Between When Children Leave the Nest
This collection of essays is indispensable for parents whose kids are leaving -- or have left -- the nest: for college, for the service, or for parts unknown. Writers share their touching, sometimes humorous, and always poignant reactions to watching the kids take off into the world beyond the comfort of home.
Paperback, 180 pages
Published June 17th 2008 by No Flak Publishing
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I have turned to books most of my life to help me answer questions, deal with life, and be informed, enlightened, and entertained. With both of my children now in college, I hoped Writin' on Empty could provide some comfort and insight. While these essays did validate many of my feelings, they quickly became repetitive and I had trouble telling one from another. Many of these parents changed their eating habits and relish the fact that they can now be naked at home, but I had hoped for more. I ...more