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This book took a little getting used to however I ultimately enjoyed her analysis.Published 10 days ago by Lauren
Loved Didion's writing style in this book -- it made her thoughts and feelings very visceral. Its hard to imagine this tragedy but with this book we can get into the mind of... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Christine Anderson
A book that has "magical thinking" in the title suggests to me that there will be profound ideas in the pages. I found none. Read morePublished 14 days ago by foolish
One of the best descriptions of grief and mourning. Gives the reader surprising insights into the workings of the mind. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Old Man Walking
An easy to read and poignant story of loss and the process of acceptance. Thank you Joan for putting into words what it feels like to be
in that quasi present state of life... Read more
Totally consumes you and just makes you feel... Great read full of emotions. Beautifully written that makes you not want to put it down till finish.Published 23 days ago by VictoriaB
This book was very poignant and courageous. I have prioritized it in my death-and-dying library. At times I felt the author dropped too many names, but then she has lots of names... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Lois Hjelmstad
Deaths in the eyes of thee bewildered. Each account brings transparency through a mudgy situation. This account provides an open mind and heart.Published 24 days ago by Veda McLean
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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
Nov 28, 2005 by Barbara Jackson | 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