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This book may not make a lot of sense to readers who haven't suffered the sudden loss of a close loved one, but for those of us who have, it presents a meaningful journey,... Read morePublished 2 days ago by pama
It's a downer no doubt - but she is such a beautiful writer! A good book for anyone who wants to understand the process of grief.Published 3 days ago by Geetha Gopalan
This is a hard book for me to review, as I know my own personal experience will be foremost. A big thank you to a wonderful friend who sent this to me after the loss of my own... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Debbie Wilson
I read it as a prelude to sending it to a friend who just lost her spouse. I am convinced it may help her grieving and so am going to send it and wait for her feedback.Published 6 days ago by Douglas J. Wolf
This book helped me when dealing with my mother's death. Sad, funny and insightful. I new take on death and how to come to terms with it.Published 11 days ago by Elizabeth Miskimmon
My first time reading Joan Didion. I'll be looking for more. Great writer. Timely subject.Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed the book as Joan Didion is, as ever, a writer of angelic gifts. However the work is to me ,from a far different Southern culture, to a degree self-referential and even,... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Lin Cooper
Having lost my husband to a cardio arrest, I really identified with Joan's gut feeling writing. I especially relate to her use of the "vortex" to describe all those places... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Elaine K. Lukas
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Everyone grieves in different ways and it is only by being open to the feelings and emotions that grief brings out in each of us can we cope, either alone or with the help of others. It is important to not let the expectations of others complicate or lengthen this step in healing. The... Read More
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|Learning to let go of control||
Yeah, sometimes it's hard to let go of control and face the reality that a lot of things mean nothing...things can happen for no better purpose at all.
Dec 4, 2006 by Jen | See all 2 posts
|My year of magical thinking||
"With time and support, we cope, we accept the inevitable, and we live again."
I'll probably delete or "edit out" this in time, since it really isn't meant as an argument against what you say - not at all ! - but it's understandable that it would be perceived as such.
Right... Read More
Jul 3, 2007 by Kallisto | See all 2 posts