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I do not think this would be the book one would enjoy reading as one reviewer mentioned for a book club. Grief is not written about enough. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Christine A. Droney
When my husband of 51 years died two months ago, I had the feeling that the ground beneath my feet had suddenly disappeared. Didion's book showed me that I am not traveling alone. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Diana Knapp
This is an amazing book. Beautifully written. So insightful about the grieving process.Published 9 days ago by Maggie Moy
I read an average of 40 books a year, and usually detest one of them. This is that one.
Didion's husband passed away at the age of 71 from cardiac arrest, almost two... Read more
Someone recommended this book after my dad died. It was really a great read then. I think it's probably a fantastic book generally, but I would particularly recommend it for... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Maggie
Good read food those grieving, worth a very personal and unique take on what death means to each one of us and finding the ability to give yourself permission to let the dearly... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rochelle
The beautiful and sad story of a marriage and a husband's death. Joan Didion describes what it is like to deal with grief and loss. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jane BookerScrivens
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I would agree with Didion that grief is something that happens, but mourning is willful. After my brother committed suicide at age 32, grief was my state of being. But when I began to actually mourn, I discovered the coupling link to my brother. Four months after his burial, I pounded the cold... Read More
Jan 6, 2006 by Elizabeth DeBarros | See all 7 posts
|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