After twenty-seven years of marriage, John Sardella lost the love of his life when his wife, Margaret, passed away following a seven-year battle with cancer. John looked for a book that would give him space for his pain and inspire him to move forward, but all he found were clinical books written by psychologists. That was John’s motivation to write this book and share how he worked through the grieving process in the hopes of reminding others not only that they are not alone, but also that they will be okay.
A Journey without a Map gives you permission to not only feel those real and true feelings you have, but also permission to move forward. Sharing stories that span from Margaret’s battle with cancer to her funeral and John’s life since, John demonstrates the power of connection and shows that with the proper perspective, you can still live life to its fullest extent. You can get back to being the person you’re capable of being—John wants to help you get there.
Reviews for the Book
A Journey Without a Map was incredibly touching and inspiring. This is a must read for anyone who has experienced loss and grief. I found myself connecting to the author's experiences in multiple ways and could not put the book down. I appreciate the different experiences that each person had to "move forward" with the most heart wrenching obstacle. The theme of knowing and surrounding yourself with good people will always stick with me. This is definitely a MUST READ. -- CoachMathes
About Lorraine John R Sardella (Author)
JOHN SARDELLA is the author of two previous books: How to Start a Successful Youth Lacrosse Program and L is for Lacrosse: An ABC Book. John’s professional career was spent in the Liverpool CSD. He was a teacher for sixteen years and a principal for fifteen years. He is now retired and enjoys spending his time writing, golfing, and being with family and friends. John resides in Liverpool, New York, and Naples, Florida. His kids are all grown, and John still sees them often.
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