** GIVEAWAY CLOSED **
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.
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!