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AND READ AN EARLY DRAFT OF THIS BOOK DOUBLE read an early draft of this book double so you can take this review with NO grains of salt because girl I can be objective This is a really funny moving vulnerable memoir about the biggest worst loss in Kate s life and all the smaller but still devastating moments of loss that have followed in the years since It s also about hope and healing and friendship and family and weirdos who say weird things to you when you re going through a difficult time It s a really lovely book that you will read uickly but which will stay with you long after you ve put it down If you are or know someone who s a member of the Dead Mom s Club or the Dead Dad s Club you need to buy this book and then clear your afternoon for reading and crying and laughing and feeling your feelings I m thankfully not a member of the Dead Moms Club but this book reduced me to a puddle of tears Kate lays out the good bad and ugly parts of herself and her grief in a very real relatable way I found her tips on how to support those who are grieving or dealing with illness to be particularly helpful Especially when it comes First of all this is the worst club ever and I would like to leave That said I did appreciate this book especially after having a few years to adjust to my membership My instinct when reading was to compare everything about the author s situation to mine We were about the same age our moms were about the same age and we re both from Massachusetts ust a decade apart After that point I didn t find much in common with the author s life at all and at times I genuinely couldn t tell if I even liked herBut I thought she was right on the mark when it came to how completely the grief took over life and the weird situations you find yourself in when explaining it and how it all feels both incredibly selfish and completely ustified when you literally can t think of anything else outside of that bubble like every new thing that happens is a thing I can t tell my mom and I am still annoyed by that 3 years on Some or most of the personal details might be different but the experience of loss is universal and I liked how this book fought that with a sense of humorIt s also of a 35 star book for me but I can save my complaints about the rating system for another day Let s start off with why I m here I m a part of this club I never would ve thought to order this book online if I was You have one long messy weird beautiful life People come in and out of
it live and die and affect us in enormous and not live and die and affect us in enormous and not enormous ways Your mom s death is now a piece of you a new dent on the side of the strange misshapen thing that is your lifeAs a member of the Dead Moms Club for the past seven years I unfortunately relate to everything Kate Spencer writes about in this book Part memoir part self help guide to grief she uses humor perhaps gratuitously at times to help the reader navigate the ugly and foreign world of the motherless You won t know how you re going to make it through she writes But you will You will Her book is filled with reminders of what the motherless among us know to be true Mother s Day is the Darth Vader of holidays she nails that one planning a wedding without your mom is no walk in the park and holidays really never will be the same She also adds and I laughed aloud at this You re totally. Kate Spencer lost her mom to cancer when she was 27 In The Dead Moms Club she walks readers through her experience of stumbling through grief and loss and helps them to get through it too This isn't a weepy sentimental story but rather a frank up fr. .
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News Holidays Being Motherless And At The End Of EachHolidays Being Motherless and at the end of each she has ideas of how to handle certain situations The book is written with humor and isn t a book that is written in a weepy fashion Whether you are part of the club or not it s a book that will make you smile and that s always a good thing to do A warning to potential readers don t start this book unless you have time to finish it in one or two sittings It s that good Spencer writes in an engaging self deprecating and chatty style about a topic that most of us will experience in our lives and her observations are heart felt and true You never get over your mother s death nor does your mother ever leave you Learning to live with the tension between those two realities is what it s all about This book wasn t what I expected I wanted it to go deep but instead it read like an extremely privileged girl s life experiences with passages like You know those asshole kids who have Christmas presents stacked so high they touch the top of the tree That s us or I grew
spending summers on tiny lake in New Hampshire which was as idyllic as it sounds About how her mother bought her everything she couldn t afford ust because She talks about grieving in yoga classes Trader Joe s the dog groomer s and Weight Watchers which she oined even though she made sure to point out she didn t actually need to lose weight lest you think she was there for that reason She advocates traveling to the Caribbean for the holidays as a solution to having to face them sans her mother trips bankrolled by her father where heated arguments break out about whether or not to wait to eat at the Lobster Shack and this kind of argument is analysed as part of real grief She talks about having to tell people her mother had died and complains when people bring it up wouldn t it be insulting if they didn t There are few moments of real or depthand even though I realize that some people do live this kind of a life and if you do chances are high you ll love this book If you re all about khakis and boat shoes designer clothes and the Dave Matthews bandUp Spending Summers On
This Book Is Yourbook is your I however felt there was far too much back handed bragging which may be unintentional she may not realize her privilege or advice for the average person middle class and below who had to deal with say your deceased mother s finances clearing out her things or coming to grips in less than ideal conditions say if they don t have a spouse to handle the millions of details probate court insurance benefits unpaid bills death certificates etc Of course I feel awful for anyone who has lost their mom but I hope the author realizes that her example is one where the absolute BEST of conditions are in place and that for many people the road is not paved in gold and what s left behind is an intricate course of obstacles with a million enormous decisions that land on your shoulders unsupported by unlimited cash and a large group of loving people Or anyon. Nced grief of this magnitude will be comforted and consoled Spencer even concludes each chapter with a cheeky but useful tip for readers like the It's None of Your Business Card to copy and hand out to nosy strangers asking about your passed loved Allowed to side eye all those people who say She s in a better place now Screw them Thank you
Spencer also astutely points out what we know to bekate spencer also astutely points out what we
true whether we ve experienced grief or not we live in a society that avoids thewhether we ve experienced grief or not we live in a society that avoids the of grief or loss at all costs She claims that people are better at swallowing their grief than discussing it which only exacerbates the pain of those grieving She provides us all with an important reminder If you don t know what to say to someone grieving ust try There isn t a right thing to say Just say something That is uite simply good enough Beneath the often dark humor Kate Spencer uses to chronicle the grief of losing her mom at 27 to pancreatic cancer she includes some beautiful and very poignant passages on the impossibility of her Il metodo dell'ovulazione. Atlante journey This is how it is when death finally comes your fear anxiety and sorrow stretch and expand but you make room for the pain in ways you never thought possible And then suddenly it all hits explodes and you are decimated She writes beautifully about the unpredictability of grief of its ability to blindside us at any moment These are the comforting throw away moments that when repeated every winter become permanent creases in our memory folded into the pages of our lives How strange it is then that time can move so fast How odd that our brains latch on to these dull forgettable moments The lulls in between life s big events these are the times we cry for long for that make us ache I would recommend this book to anyone who has recently lost a parent while the gravity of loss is sometimes diminished by Spencer s repeatedokes her voice is authentic in its ability to bring some levity to the dark and devastating world of loss And no matter where you are on your With Krishna's Eyes journey through loss Kate Spencer is here to remind you that you can get through it Celebrate the person you ve become not in her absence but because of it she writes 35 stars for this uniue and candid guide to grief This book took me a long time to read Not because I didn t enjoy it but because it was hard I picked it up less than a month after losing my mom Kate talks about grief in a lighthearted way that makes it all seem a little less scary She holds your hand and walks you through her experience of losing her mom She was only a few years older than I was when she lost her mom to cancer so a lot of it was very relatable and helpful I m sure it s a book I ll pick up again in a few years when I need a little reassurance I ve always thought it so interesting and peculiar that eventually every human will experience loss and grief yet it is such a uniue and personal experience And again people read nonfiction and memoirs about how to deal with loss yet one person s coping mechanisms may be the exact opposite of what you needWhich brings me to this book I am a part of this club and my experience has been so very different than the author s Which obviously is normal But I was still interested in reading and learning and relating to this book But that didn t happen There was a lot of humor which I liked except a lot of theokes weren t actually funny They were suuuuuper forced And I didn t connect to it emotionally at all Maybe because of the way it s written or because she had an annoyingly privileged attitude but I Investir dans l'or : le petit manuel pratique just couldn t It had some great uotes and moments Ont look at what it means to go through gruesome grief and come out on the other sideAn empathetic read The Dead Moms Club covers how losing her mother changed nearly everything in her life both men and women readers who have lost parents or experie.