MODERN LOSS: Candid Conversation about grief. Beginners Welcome. By Rebecca Soffer & Gabrielle Birkner & GIVEAWAY





Grieving is an unique experience for everyone who goes on this journey. There is no one way to come to terms with loss or say goodbye to someone you love. They’ll always be in your heart, but the trauma of not having them in your presence can be profound and agonizing.

IN their new book, MODERN LOSS: Candid Conversation about Grief, Beginners Welcome (HarperWave), Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Bickner use the website that the New York Times hailed as “redefining mourning,” and take readers on a new “modern” experience of grieving. This book is a fresh and irreverent examination into navigating grief and resilience in the age of social media, offering comfort and community for coping with the mess of loss through candid original essays from a variety of voices.

At a time when we mourn public figures and national tragedies with hashtags, where intimate posts about loss go viral and we receive automated birthday reminders for dead friends, it’s clear we are navigating new terrain without a road map.

Let’s face it: most of us have always had a difficult time talking about death and sharing our grief. We’re awkward and uncertain; we avoid, ignore, or even deny feelings of sadness; we offer platitudes; we send sympathy bouquets whittled out of fruit.

Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner both lost parents as young adults and they co-founded Modern Loss, responding to a need to change the dialogue around the messy experience of grief. Now, in this smart and at times funny book, they offer the insights of the Modern Loss community to help us cry, laugh, grieve, identify, and—above all—empathize.

Brutally honest and inspiring, MODERN LOSS invites us to talk intimately and humorously about grief, helping us confront the humanity (and mortality) we all share. Beginners welcome.

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Thanks to TLC Book Tours we have one copy of MODERN LOSS to giveaway. Just tell us if you’ve ever had a difficult time grieving. Be well. We’ll choose a winner next week. Good luck!

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11 thoughts on “MODERN LOSS: Candid Conversation about grief. Beginners Welcome. By Rebecca Soffer & Gabrielle Birkner & GIVEAWAY

  1. I can only say, from observing, and personal experience, that everyone grieves differently. When we love, we grieve. I’m not sure there is a proper way.

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  2. i have had almost 20 years to grieve the loss of my Mom. Some days it feels as if it were yesterday and i have a tough time dealing with it. i just try not to dwell on it & remember all the wonderful times with her. it did help that last Fall, my oldest sis, my daughter and I took a trip that she had wanted to take. (she had gotten sick a few months before she was to leave, and passed 2 weeks later.)

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  3. I think we all grieve in different ways. Some people prefer to talk about. I think others prefer to be left alone during a sad period of time.

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  4. When my mother died suddenly since her health was perfect I was completely thrown into a void which was impossible to deal with. It did take a long time for me to extricate myself from the sadness, and constant guilt. Only now have I accepted the situation and dealt with the many photograph albums which contain so many family photos of us when we were children.

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  5. Yes, absolutely. Grief is hard. And there seems to even be a stigma attached to it if somebody grieves for what others consider “too long.” I wish as a society we talked about how hard — and how different grief can be — for each of us.


  6. When my son died unexpectedly 4 years ago. I grieved for a ling time. It was hard but then when all his friends would send me stories of him during his Navy days and how much and many people he impacted in his short life it made it much easier. I still miss him like crazy but I know his job on earth was done. Thank you for the chance. Lamonicaks (at) gmail (dot) com.


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