Let’s face it: most of us can’t handle talking about death. We’re awkward and uncertain; we blurt out platitudes or say nothing at all; we send sympathy bouquets whittled out of fruit to the shiva house. Modern Loss can help us do better. Inspired by the website that the New York Times hailed as “redefining mourning,” this book – praised by Stephen Colbert and Mindy Kaling, among others – offers a roadmap for navigating grief and resilience in the modern age. After all, we’re living in an era when we mourn public figures and national tragedies with hashtags, when intimate posts about loss go viral, when we receive automated birthday reminders for dead friends, and when we’re constantly reimagining and reinterpreting age-old Jewish mourning rituals. With their Modern Loss website, and with this book, the authors offer the insights of their community to help us cry, laugh, grieve, identify, and, above all, empathize.
Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome.
- From the Publisher
March 29, 2018
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