Learning to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying: Embracing Life After Loss (Goodman Beck, 2011)

by Allen Klein
(San Francisco, CA)

While dealing with several significant losses in my life, I looked for a grief book that would give me comfort and inspiration. Unfortunately most of them told me how difficult grief might be...how I might lose my appetite and sleep...how I might be depressed.

This was not what I needed, nor what I felt others who were grieving needed either. So I wrote Learning to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying...a book that would bring comfort no matter to which page the bereft opened the book.

A number of people have contacted me to let me know how much this book has meant to them and how helpful it was.

The book, which has a foreword by Earl A. Grollman, is also available in Kindle, Nook, and now in audiobook format at audible.com.

And Stephen Kiernan, author of Last Rights said this about the book:"If life sometimes feels like a bucket full of small dark stones, Allen Klein's insights are like bright pennies waiting to be found. This collection of brief sermons on grief and recovery can help turn fear into forgiveness, wounds into wisdom, and losses into laughter."

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How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies

by Sandy
(Scottsdale AZ)

by Therese A. Rando .
This is a terrific book that has really helped me. It's very practical and also gives sensible expectations.

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Apr 30, 2014
Here's where you can buy the book. . .
by: Lesley from Grief and Sympathy

Many thanks for your recommendation Sandy. It is so helpful to have others' opinions when choosing a book to help in your grief.

I'd love to hear whether it has helped anyone else?

I've put a link to where it's available on Amazon.com The author is a bereavement specialist and the book has a lot of 5 star reviews so it seems Sandy is not alone in finding it a comfort and a useful guide.

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"Transforming Traumatic Grief” By Courtney Armstrong

by Nancy Gershman
(New York City)

Author is a hypnotherapist and Rapid Resolution Therapist who offers a slew of different techniques for different types of grieving personalities and ages. All throughout the book she draws from her own experiences which feel completely honest.

I had a client who was reading each chapter slowly because she never wanted the advice to end! And this woman went from two nervous breakdowns and complicated grief to a new marriage and an important role as family matriarch and grandmother sharing her deceased son's legacy story.

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May 22, 2013
A valuable grief resource
by: Lesley from Grief and Sympathy

Thank you very much Nancy for recommending this book. It looks as if it is a very valuable grief resource. I looked it up and it has excellent reviews. I will have to have a read. I've put a link to the book for everyone so they can get hold of it easily.

It's available on Kindle for download as well as paperback.

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