Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving (Paperback)Julia Samuel (author)
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Death is the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood. So many of us feel awkward and uncertain around death, and shy away from talking honestly with family and friends.
Grief Works is a compassionate guide that will inform and engage anyone who is grieving, from the 'expected' death of a parent to the sudden unexpected death of a small child, and provide clear advice for those seeking to comfort the bereaved.
With deeply moving case studies of real people's stories of loss, and brilliantly accessible and practical advice,Grief Works will be passed down through generations as the definitive guide for anyone who has lost a loved one, and revolutionise the way we talk about life, loss and death.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 225 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
"The book will allow us to stop feeling awkward and uncertain about death - and why we should talk honestly about grief" - Guardian
"A moving guide to dealing with grief - a rigorous, researched but above all readable study of how to deal with death, dying and grieving. The book is self-help at its most philosophical, practical and profound... Anyone who has every struggled with the obscure, muddled, vulnerable, uncertain, fearful, elemental process of bereavement, or facing their own mortality, should find this book of help." - Sunday Times
"This invaluable guide gets to the heart of grief, showing how a simple act like making a meal for someone who is bereaved, or sending a card with memories of the deceased, can make all the difference." - Sunday Express
"Psychotherapist Julia Samuel's case studies provide vital and compelling insights into bereavement (...) fascinating and affecting." - Observer
"The stories of [Julia's] clients are set out with such eloquence, sensitivity and insight and I learned something from each one of them. I liked her honesty about how difficult it can be for a therapist to find a way into communication with someone who is in the throes of grief, and how much the therapist can doubt herself. And the way she teases out the slow, arduous process of recovery is truly heartening. I don't often read a book which offers such direct and generous support." - Helen Dunmore
"A profoundly moving book by an extraordinary storyteller - Julia Samuel describes her patients' stories of loss with great sensitivity and fascinating psychological insight. Essential for anyone who has ever experienced grief, or wanted to comfort a bereaved friend." - Helen Fielding, bestselling author of 'Bridget Jones' Diary'
"Fascinating. A wise and compassionate book full of insight and understanding that would help anyone experiencing grief, or those surrounding them. I am so glad this book exists." - Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of 'The Last Act of Love'
"A wonderfully important and transforming book - lucid, consoling and wise." - William Boyd
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