Claire Bidwell Smith, with her writer's heart and therapist's mind, has written a stunningly generous book alive with curiosity, humility, skepticism, and bravery. In After This you will teeter on the edge of the Spirit world; and whether you believe, or wish to, or simply can't, Bidwell Smith has written the most inspiring book about death you will ever read.
-Christa Parravani, author of HER: A MEMOIRA transfixing ode to the enigmatic cycle of life and death, AFTER THIS will resonate with seekers and skeptics alike. Grief therapist Claire Bidwell Smith explores in lyrical prose tricky existential terrain with compelling philosophical persistence, humility, and poise. You will not forget this book. --Aidan Donnelley Rowley, author of LIFE AFTER YES
About the Author
Claire Bidwell Smith
is the author of The Rules of Inheritance
and After This
. The Rules of Inheritance
has been published in seventeen countries and is currently being adapted for film. Claire has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and is a therapist specializing in grief. She regularly teaches writing workshops and gives talks on both writing and grief. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The Huffington Post, Slate, Salon.com, Chicago Public Radio and BlackBook. She lives in Los Angeles with her two daughters. www.clairebidwellsmith.com