I received a copy of Good. Grief by Barbara Marquardt in an exchange for my honest review.
Good. Grief is a quick, feel good read. Barbara gives ten quick lessons on grief that she learned after the loss of her father. Along with the ten lessons, she includes bits about love and kindness. Good. Grief. offers advice on moving past the physical loss of a loved one as well as loving yourself. Good. Grief. suggests a reprieve from all the stereotypical ways we are often told how to grieve.
Having suffered the loss of my own father a few months ago, I really appreciated this book. There are some things I already do and follow, but it’s nice to be reminded that I am doing the right thing. It’s ok to scream and cry but also to remember the good memories and bask in what your soul is meant to do while here on earth.
While Good. Grief. didn’t offer a huge wealth of knowledge on grief, it did offer a light amongst what seems to be a black pit of endless suffering. If you’re looking for an escape or some reassurance that you’re on the correct path, this is the book for you.