How to Get to Grips with Grief: 40 Ways to Manage the Unmanageable (Paperback)James Withey (author)
- Coming soon
This book is for anyone who has lost someone. It may have been recently, or it may have been years ago, but still it stings like it was yesterday.
James Withey has known the grief beast since he was five, when his dad died, and it has followed him ever since. In his twenty years supporting people with their own grief, as a counsellor and social care worker, he has helped others work through their despair and reconcile the injustice of grief.
With his trademark humour and warmth, he provides forty ways to help you live with and manage your grief no matter what stage you're at. It provides comfort for when it all gets too much, ideas for when you feel at a loss for what to do and more than a laugh or two to balance out the sadness.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 41 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 22 mm
Beautiful, relatable, funny and true. This is a book that won't try to 'fix' you but attempts to fix the societal expectations we have around grief. James validates how it feels to exist in the world in the aftermath of loss and offers practical advice while avoiding all the usual platitudes and cliches. A book to be picked up and revisited time and time again. A true comfort for anyone experiencing grief -- Natasha Sholl, author of Founding, Wanting
I cried as I read it. But as James says, crying is a good thing. As is moving, shouting, screaming and holding on to hope - and laughing too in those moments of dark humour. The sentence I will treasure is: "Each life makes a splash, the ripples spread outwards."
This is the best book about the everyday experience of coming to terms with grief that I've read.
I understand what grieving means, and so does James. Abso-bloody-lutely
In James' upbeat voice, he gives us forty great ways to manage grief -- Julia Samuel, psychotherapist and bestselling author of Grief Works
You may also be interested in...
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
Alternatively, for multiple items you may find it easier to add to basket, then pay online and collect in as little as 2 hours, subject to availability.