Sad Is Not Bad is an emotionally revealing memoir based on “Dear Jerry” letters the author wrote to her husband after his death. It is a love story interrupted by death that continues with only more love.
While there are many ways to process grief, as a professional grief counselor, Harriet Vogel had always recommended writing as a therapeutic tool. Harriet is also a Jewish educator, and found that faith and ritual helped her and her family on their grief journey. The author has added a glossary to explain Hebrew and Yiddish words used throughout the book. In addition, this book helps the reader gain insight into “living life” with examples of healthy relationships, honest communication, gratitude, validation of normal grief and various coping mechanisms. Sad Is Not Bad — It’s How We Grieve After We’ve Loved helps one embrace their grief with the hope of healing.