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Good Grief by Catherine Mayer, Anne Mayer Bird

Good Grief: Embracing life at a time of death

Catherine Mayer, Anne Mayer Bird

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Imprint: HQ
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10 Dec 2020
ISBN: 9780008436100
5 stars out of 5
5 Jan 2021

"less about death and more a celebration of life written in a captivating, intelligent style that is sprinkled with black humour"

There is often a cultural silence concerning death and grief that ill serves us all. This memoir offers an antidote to that societal condition that is functional, empathetic and inspiring – the good friend desperately needed to guide us through the worst of times. As Catherine says: “This is a memoir of love and loss in the time of corona, of relearning to live in my mother’s living room.” If in doubt about how to help someone who is grieving, the gift of this book could be the first step. In the wake of so much devastating loss in 2020, it is both timely and utterly timeless.

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