This is perhaps one of the most important books about grief ever written.

It finally dispels the myth that we are all supposed to get over the death of a loved one. Hope Edelman, with her wisdom and kindness, helps us understand the ways loss stays with us through our lifetimes. This book is going to heal so many.”

Author of Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief


This important and empathic work speaks to those of us experiencing the enduring nature of loss who need to feel understood, and have the ongoing adjustments we make throughout our lives because of it legitimized.”

Co-author of Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome


Grief is messy, grief is inconvenient, grief takes time; it is a process. Hope Edelman takes grief up from the underground and brings it into the light, reminding us that it is not only okay to grieve, it is essential.”

Author of More Than Love: An Intimate Portrait of My Mother, Natalie Wood