I really enjoyed this book, that I could not lay it down except for occassional bathroom break. It was well written, full of laughs and adventure and very honest accounts of situations that most of us have gone through once or twice in our lives. This book helped me to always have faith and hope to move forward even through the worst life changing events in our lives. Great job Mike and may God bless you.
2. Startlingly familiar in the recognition of my own personal feelings
Posted by Jeff Ball on October 15, 2008
A Man's Feelings: Finding Closure After Divorce was handed to me one afternoon by a very good friend. I had just been through all the heartach of loosing a struggling marriage.
In A Man's Feelings . . . the author talks about his broken marriage, consequently including all the monumental anguishes that lead up to his separation and tragic loss. The sharing of his personal feelings is almost startlingly familiar in the recognition of my own personal feelings. Faithfully the story ends on a happy note. Mike (the author) endures the nemesis of risk taking and comes to finding happiness again. This is a book that should be on the teen dating shelf. The Northwestern style is authentic and the openheartedness made this friendly book easy to read clear through.
3. A Man's Feelings: It's more than that...
Posted by Scott Martin on September 18, 2008
To date, I have read Michael Eads book twice and have found points of resonance each time. Society, our courts and general consensus grant little credit to most men's deep conviction of the sanctity of marriage and the likely trauma of divorce. Michael’s book nails the emotional hurricane people experience and subsequently stands as a proclamation of hope toward a calmer, fulfilling future. This book may be one man's experience, yet simultaneously it represents the journey of 100's of millions, in less than 200 pages. Mike, my sincere appreciation to you.
4. Powerful Insight
Posted by George S. on August 23, 2008
This book is great for anyone who is divorced, but also anyone who has dealt with the painful experience of loss in a relationship. Michael’s book offers open and honest insight on the stages of pain and recovery in dealing with loss. I enjoyed his perspective on establishing healthy habits and the importance of continuing to put one foot in front of the other. I look forward to what the future hold for this talented writer.
5. It ought to be required (I'm serios!) reading for all high school and junior high studednts.
Posted by Marshall Curtis on August 9, 2008
"A Man's Feelings: Finding Closure After Divorce" (AMF:FCAD) ought to be required (I'm serious!) reading for all high school and junior high (or middle school) students. Whether author Michael Eads intended to or not, I believe AMF:FCAD shows teens what they're up against, in a way that might inspire them to think twice before becoming sexually active, even if there is no pregnancy, or STD, involved as a consequence! That's the amazing part! AMF:FCAD can also be easily read in one sitting. And this is coming from a person diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). If a person with ADD can become rapt (fully attentive) while reading this book, anybody can!
Therefore, AMF:FCAD could, and ought to be on the New York Times (NYT) Best Seller List.
6. I recommend this book to my clients and friends
Posted by Shawn Alexander on August 6, 2008
I am an attorney. Even though I do not work in family law, I still recommend this book to my clients and friends as a start for dealing with divorce. Michael’s candid description of his experience helps others to understand that a major change is in order. The knowledge others made it though build confidence that they can as well.
7. This book is for everyone
Posted by Bruce C on July 31, 2008
In my opinion this book is for everyone. Thankfully I am not divorced, so for me Michael’s book serves as a powerful reminder to take good care of my own marriage. However, bcause I have friends who are divorced or going through divorce, this book contributes to my understanding of their struggle and helps me be a better friend, which is why I recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
Michael combines honesty, a unique sense of humor, and complete personal accountability to say three things:
1) Divorce stinks. If at all possible, avoid it. Instead work very hard to make your existing marriage work. You’ll need to do that work anyway, even if you do get a divorce, so why not just change and skip the divorce part altogether?
2) If divorce does happen, prepare for a long haul, and be ready to be honest about who you are. Also get ready to change those things in yourself that contributed to the dissolution of your marriage. (No one is blameless.)
3) Lastly, suck it up and get over it! I’ve known Michael for about twelve years through swimming, and in life as well as in the pool, he practices what he preaches; accountability, honesty, and optimism. A work ethic in your relationship areas is just as valuable as a work ethic in your career, more in fact.
His reward after many difficult and lonely years is a great new life. (I won’t give away any more details of his story.)
Don’t expect this to be a book on how to do “divorce recovery” painlessly. It is most likely going to be a long, difficult, and uncomfortable process. There is however in Michael’s book a message of complete hope and optimism for anyone who is willing to be honest and who wants to change for the better.
Thanks Michael for a great book!
8. Sitting in a movie theater
Posted by Rachel Loren on July 21, 2008
I enjoyed reading this book. It felt like I was sitting in a movie theater, watching what happened with Michael Eads throughout his relationship journey – emotional, yet so real. While I shared his pain and joy, at the same time I learned a clear path for people who are facing separation and divorce. No matter what stage in the painful ending of a relationship, you can find a piece of advice from his book.I will definitely recommend to my friends who are single and re-singled. I would like to use Michael Eads’ quote as an inspiration to you and myself “If I can’t find happiness alone, then I do not deserve it
9. A wonderful supportive "self-help" book
Posted by Sunne J. Perry on July 20, 2008
I also recommend this book as a wonderful supportive "self-help" book from someone who has also been there. It has universal application to all of us who have faced this very traumatic tragedy in our life too. It offers keys to healing and reaches out to all of us to seek professional help when needed. Having walked the same path I felt totally drawn into the accurate descriptions of many of the same emotions I also felt. I could not put the book down at all. You, too, will be compelled to finish it once you start reading it.
10. I highly recommend this book
Posted by Armand Charbonneau on July 16, 2008
I highly recommend this book if you have recently gone through, or in the process of going through a divorce. Although each person has their own way of dealing with this stressfull process, I feel Michael's book will provide some relief for someone going through the emotional pain and heartache one experiences in this nasty and horrible situation.
11. A plain-spoken book composed of raw honesty...
Posted by Arlene Smith on July 7, 2008
Michael Eads’A Man’s Feelings is a plain-spoken book composed of raw honesty, something not easily found in this age of platitudes and psychobabble. This is the story of an average man, enduring a horrible experience as best he can, and showing us how he survived to love again. He is not trying to solve your problem for you -- he is very aware each situation is unique -- but to tell you there is a path out of grief and anger. His willingness to expose both his failures and successes is admirable, and there are many passages where his truth is our shared truth, whether we are male or female, divorced or never married.