Praise for the book:
“Losing Your Best Friend covers one of the most ignored emotional issues in America today. Our high speed society causes 20 million households to change addresses annually. No one knows the emotional damage caused by friends losing touch with each other. This book not only addresses different aspects of losing your buddy but it gives ideas on how to heal yourself when you lose a dear friend.” Glen Hamilton
“I don’t usually cry, but I cried at some of the histories of the people in this book because their stories are my story. I lost my dad at an early age. My best friend in high school dropped out of my life. This book answered several of my life-long emotional aches.” Frank Archer
“This is one heck of a powerful book! It’s a must read for anyone that has lost a friend or parent. It will give you answers that you may not have thought about. It will touch your heart and you will learn from their experiences. It also shows you what you can do if you suffer conflict with your friend’s wife or girlfriend.” Jonathan Runy
“I couldn’t put this book down! It spoke to me and a lifetime of my thinking that I had lost several of my friends because it was my fault. Finally, somebody wrote about the pain of losing a friend as well as the deeper meanings of friendships.” Howard Jones
“Relationships are the cornerstones of our lives. Losing a friend or family member is one of the biggest traumas we face in life. This collage of stories about losing a friend provides you with tools to deal with your own heartbreak. Whatever your age or situation, you will find this book profoundly interesting as well as touching. Read it to help you with your own friendship issues.” Al Wilson
Preview: Losing Your Best Friend: Vacancies of the Heart
By Frosty Wooldridge
As we grow up, we enjoy our friendships without realizing the importance of the emotional fulfillment. We take them for granted. It’s almost like when you ride a bicycle as a kid, you love the feeling, but you don’t think about it. You enjoy the ride for the ride itself. As you grow older, you recognize the sheer fun of bicycling at a cognitive level. You also realize how lucky you are to be riding that bicycle into the sunshine, freedom and exhilaration of the road.
The same applies to friendships. As youth, we don’t think about it. However, friendship provides emotional moorings for every individual throughout life. They provide a sounding board, heartfelt responses and companionship on a deep vital level. We love to get together with our friends for fellowship that provides our spiritual sustenance.
Oftentimes, a single human being becomes our ‘soul mate’ or ‘best friend’ from sharing a similar spirit or sense of well being from activities and discussions.
This book covers every aspect of friendship from friends with our fathers, high school mates, college buddies and new companions into our adult lives. It also shows how and why we lose friendships. Finally, this book gives ideas on what we can do to maintain our friendship within conflicts of other friends, girlfriends, wives and circumstances.
Frosty Wooldridge graduated from Michigan State University. He is an environmentalist, mountain climber, Scuba diver, dancer, skier, writer, speaker and photographer. He has taught at the elementary, high school and college levels. He bicycled 100,000 miles on six continents and six times across the United States. His feature articles have appeared in national and international magazines for 30 years. He has interviewed on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, FOX and 150 radio shows. He writes bi-weekly columns for 40 web sites including www.NewsWithViews.com ; www.AmericanChronicle.com; www.neighbors.DenverPost.com ; www.nationalwriterssyndicate.com . He is the
author of Handbook for Touring Bicyclists; Strike Three! Take Your Base; An Extreme Encounter: Antarctica; Bicycling Around the World: Tire Tracks for your Imagination; Motorcycle Adventure to Alaska: Into the Wind; Bicycling The Continental Divide: Slice of Heaven, Taste of Hell; Immigration’s Unarmed Invasion: Deadly Consequences; America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. He presents a program to conferences and colleges across the USA: “The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it.” He lives in Louisville, CO www.frostywooldridge.com