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My husband died unexpectedly in his sleep two months prior to my reading this book. It was exactly what I needed to read at the time!Published 1 day ago by SB
One of the most inspiring books written by Joan Didion. I prefer if she sticks to this genre.Published 2 days ago by Joel Dees
I read this after my husband died. Now I give it to all my friends who are unlucky to become widows. It is filled with "Magical" thoughts and concepts.Published 10 days ago by Carol Rose
My father died in late 2015 and we bought this book for my mother. Her comment was, "she felt just what I'm feeling. She's confused, angry, and a bit lost. Read morePublished 15 days ago by AKSailor
Such an inspiring piece written by one of the most supposedly celebrated writers.Published 15 days ago by Paige Rocha
An amazing book that helps you move on and feel like you're not alone in grief. Every word is so important.Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book was a terrific comfort to me after my husband died. Joan Didion is to be applauded for her honesty in sharing what the experience is when newly widowed. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
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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