Breaking sad : what to say after loss, what not to say, and when to just show up

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction BF575.G7 B734 2017x
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Non Fiction 155.93 Fis
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 155.937 B74
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 155.937 BRE
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Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 155.937 FIS 2017
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Real stories and real feedback on what should be said, what should be kept to yourself, and what can be done when trying to support someone you care about as they navigate loss. Breaking Sad helps us start conversations through its pages of personal stories and suggestions from everyday survivors--bringing us all to a place where we can more comfortably offer support and caring topeople when they need it most. Featuring stories from Montel Williams, Olivia Newton-John, Scott Hamilton, Giuliana Rancic, Valerie Harper, and more!
New loss
Sudden loss
Loss with time for a good-bye
Loss at a tender age
Persistent loss
Complicated loss
Unacknowledged loss
Other kinds of loss
Loss and time
Epilogue: One for the road.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In their first collaboration, Fisher and Jones take on the important task of advising those who surround people who are grieving. They ask: what should supporters of the bereaved say and do? The advice offered is helpfully concrete. Don't say everything happens for a reason. Do give a hug instead of saying something. Don't tell people you know how they feel. Do drop off healthy meals. These takeaways are gleaned after the collection presents dozens of first-person accounts, in poetry and prose, of losses in varying complexities: new, sudden, at a tender age, persistent, with a long goodbye, and more. The authors include the famous, such as Giuliana Rancic and Olivia Newton-John writing about cancer diagnoses, and the nonfamous our friends and neighbors and ourselves. Each piece ends with a four-question interview soliciting advice from the authors, based on their lived experience, for supporters of the bereaved, and the answers often echo each other. Readers may choose to focus on a few selections rather than read straight through.--Dziuban, Emily Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Grief -- Psychological aspects.
Bereavement -- Psychological aspects.
Loss (Psychology)
Publisher Berkeley, CA :She Writes Press,2017
Contributors Fisher, Shelly, editor.
Jones, Jennifer (Editor), editor.
Language English
Description xi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781631522420
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