Dorothy P. Holinger, Ph.D., was an academic psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for over twenty-three years. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and has her own psychotherapy practice.
Dorothy Holinger's exploration of the contours of grief is wise, moving, thought-provoking, and, best of all, extraordinarily helpful. Beautifully written and humane, it is a balm for the bereaved. -Barry Bearak, Pulitzer Prize winner for international reporting The Anatomy of Grief is a great read. All of us have been affected by grief and will find satisfaction in the new knowledge gained as well as enjoyment from Dorothy Holinger's talent as a writer. -Michael K. Rees, MD, MPH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Anatomy of Grief is a gem. Dorothy Holinger approaches grief as a scientist and clinician, combined with personal experience, exploring the evolutionary history, anatomy, and physiology of grief. A real masterpiece. -Donald L. Schomer, MD, Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, editor of Niedermeyer's Electroencephalography, VIth and VIIth editions This is a unique and truly important book to anyone who wishes to understand, and learn how to cope with, grief. Combining research, clinical and personal experience, it presents a practical, relatable, and deeply human guide to the most difficult of times. - Chris Reid, Director of Product Development and Publishing, Science Magazine The Anatomy of Grief brings together Dorothy Holinger's expertise in brain research and her clinical work with grieving patients. She speaks compellingly to the grief-stricken, urging them to resist society's pressure to 'get over it' on some imposed timetable. -Barbara J. King, author of How Animals Grieve