Grief Sucks, but you don’t. Part memoir, part self-help, part choose your own grief guide; this cheeky and honest book takes a hard look at society’s view of grief and flips it the bird.
If you’ve encountered a traumatic loss (of any kind) and you want to use your experiences to make yourself better (and less bitter), then the sugar-coated platitudes everyone gives you just ain’t gonna cut it.
Story of The Story:
After my daughter died in my arms in 2010, I was lost and lonely. I was drowning in self-pity, grief, guilt, and anger.
There wasn’t a good book that I found (and let me tell you, I loooooooooked!) that really spoke to the way I was feeling. They were either too clinical, scientific and stuffy – or too “churchy” and “everything happens for a reason-y.” Neither style felt right to my soul. This book is different. It is an honest (and irreverent) guidebook to navigate towards your new normal.
I hope that, in reading this book, you will discover that your grief is uniquely yours. You don’t have to fit into the “bucket” of one extreme or the other. Grief is a spectrum and you move along that curve on a day-by-day (and sometimes minute-by-minute) basis. I hope to instill the same sort of understanding and acceptance that I have come to recognize in my grief. Ultimately, this book is a resource to help you traverse your own unique grief path.
In these pages, you’ll come to understand grief, loss, and mourning. You’ll learn:
- Why you should ‘Go Duck Yourself’
- Why ‘You Don’t Get to Call her Husband an @$$hole’
- Why you should ‘Do More Good Sh!t’
- How ‘You’ll Set Yourself Free’
- That ‘My Grief Can Beat Up Your Grief’
- ‘I Am Your Grief Guru’
- That ‘There is No Right Way to Grieve’