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This book is so raw in its naked emotions, so real, so profound. It's the first book I've ever read by Joan Didion. Read morePublished 3 days ago by TalkALot
I recommended this to my Mom when my Dad died in 2004. She didn't like it. I'm more of a magical thinker than my Mom though. Read morePublished 5 days ago by bettybootcamp
If your looking for a book to help you with the loss of a loved one, this is not it. This book is well written by a great author who shares her memories of her husband. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Gibson S.
I picked this book because of a comment another writer I like made about Joan Didion's use of language. Surprisingly, I had never read her. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Ellen Drake
one of the greatest books I have ever read as an emergency physician. Gave it to 20 of my colleagues as a gift. Read morePublished 14 days ago by MJ
I'm not 100% sure why I bought this book. Certainly, the extremely generous reviews were a big push, as much as the fact that I recognize that Joan Didion is a superb writer. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Shopaholic :)
Really important book and much different than the Stages of Grief model that we are tossing around right now.Published 27 days ago by D. Herd
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|Welcome to the The Year of Magical Thinking forum||
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 Amazon Customer | 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