Read Cindy's Essay in

He Never Came Home

He Never Came Home: Interviews, Stories, and Essays from Daughters on 

Life Without Their Fathers 

Released May 30, 2017

by Regina R. Robertson (Editor), Joy-Ann Reid (Foreword)

He Never Came Home is a collection of 22 personal essays written by girls and women who have been separated from their fathers by way of divorce, abandonment, or death. The contributors to this collection come from a wide range of different backgrounds in terms of race, socioeconomic status, religion, and geographic location. Their essays offer deep insights into the emotions related to losing one's father, including sadness, indifference, anger, acceptance--and everything in between.

This book, edited by Essence magazine's west coast editor Regina R. Robertson, with a foreword by Joy-Ann Reid, 
the host of the show AM Joy on MSNBC, is first and foremost an offering to young girls and women who have endured the loss of their fathers. But it also speaks to mothers who are raising girls without a father present, offering important perspective into their daughter's feelings and struggles.

The essays in He Never Came Home are organized into three categories: "Divorce," "Distant," and "Deceased." With essays by contributors including Emmy Award-winning actress Regina King, fitness expert and New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Reece, and television comedy writer Jenny Lee, this anthology illustrates the journey of the fatherless, and provides a space for these writers to express their pain, hope, and healing--minus any judgments and without apology.

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