GRIEVING DADS is not a soft how-to grief book or a pain-drenched memoir written by a brokenhearted father as a form of personal therapy. Rather, its a gripping collection of survival stories by men who have faced the aftermath of losing a child. They are real stories that pull no punches and are told with raw and brutal honesty. Even in the midst of devastating tragedy, men are typically expected to be strong, silent types who tough it out and dont talk about their emotions, especially not grief. But this so-called conventional wisdom is a lie. Not only do men need to talk about their grief, they are desperate to do so. The core message of GRIEVING DADS is youre not alone. It is a message that desperately needs to be delivered to grieving dads who often grieve in silence due to societys expectations. As word spread about the Grieving Dads Project (www.GrievingDads.com), thousands of people came forward to tell their stories and to ask for help, either for themselves or for the grieving dad in their lives. I interviewed grieving dads throughout the world, and the most engaging, compelling stories are included in this collection.
Trim size: 6" x 9",
Page count: working with Create Space for final page count, around 160,
Interior type: Black and White,
Page color: Cream,
Spine width: NaN"
Who are your readers?
Grieving dads, grandfathers, the wife, partner, mother, father, friend, sibling, coworker, or neighbor of a bereaved father, or service providers who work with bereaved fathers such as psychologists, counselors, and clergy. Anyone who is personally or professionally involved with a father dealing with grief or who is mourning the loss of a child. Men's grief in general will also be included.
What 3 things would you like to communicate to your readers with this design?
1. You are not alone.
2. What you're feeling is normal.
3. You can survive it.
Style and Content
What colors do you want to see in your design?
I was thinking less is more when it comes to colors on the cover. Visit my blog at www.GrievingDads.com to see what the theme is. Generally black and white with maybe a touch a color to symbolize both the darkness of despair with the light and hope that exists.
What colors do you NOT want to see in your design?
Bright pastels, greens
Describe the style(s) you like (traditional, modern, etc.)
The text style on these two books will give you an idea of what I typically like:
Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent
What content must be included in your design?
Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back
Back of the Book Endorsements Quotes: See attached file with quotes
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