“Life After Losses: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Life” by James LaVeck— An Intimate Journey of Dealing with Grief

LaVeck, James. “Life After Losses: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Life”, James Laveck, 2021.

An Intimate Journey of Dealing with Grief

Amos Lassen

We are all aware of how difficult it is to lose someone that we love and that the grief process is one of the roughest things that we face in life.

James LaVeck shares his experiences with loss and grief. He tells the story of his first love, his husband Bob, who he lost after 7 years together. He takes us on his journey of healing and ultimately of falling in love yet again, with his second husband with whom he had two children. Laveck lost his second husband as well, after fifteen years together.

Through beautiful storytelling and with practical advice, LaVeck hopes that his own journey toward healing can help anyone else dealing with grief of their own. We cannot avoid grief but we can transverse it. LaVeck has come to the other side of this grieving process and shows us he modelled this journey for his children as well. 

LaVeck’s story is both heartbreaking and uplifting and helps anyone who has dealt with grief and loss. He is optimistic and straight-forward with what he shares. Above all we see  the power of hope.