Do men and women grieve differently? This text, while emphasizing that there are many ways to cope with grief, offers a refreshing change from the popular gender stereotypes of grief. Organized into three main parts, the text begins by defining terms, introducing and delineating the grief patterns, and rooting the book's concept in contemporary theories of grief. The second part speculates on factors that may influence individuals' pattern of coping with loss (eg. personality, gender, culture, etc). The final part considers implications and therapeutic interventions likely to be effective with different types of grievers.