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It is very hard for me to write a review on this book and do it justice. Joan Didion is an incredible writer. She writes eloquently, beautifully, and smart. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
It has fallen, half read, behind my bed and I haven't mustered up sufficient energy to retrieve it.Published 15 days ago by Fayeski
Described my experience with death of my partner precisely. Comforting to know that the pain and mental confusion are universal, part of being humanPublished 16 days ago by Rosemarie F. Lynn
Possibly I don’t recognize magical thinking when I read it. Was the magical thinking that she took a year to realize her husband wasn’t coming back? Read morePublished 17 days ago by Dottie Randazzo
I have read this book may times and it never gets old. She writes what kind of crazy every widow goes through, especially those whose husbands die suddenly, without warning. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Rosie Jaybee
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 26 days ago by Christine A. Droney
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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