The Truth About Grief (Hardcover)
The Myth of Its Five Stages and the New Science of Loss
Simon & Schuster, 9781439148334, 272pp.
Publication Date: January 4, 2011
Praise For The Truth About Grief: The Myth of Its Five Stages and the New Science of Loss…
“This hopeful book upends old ideas and emphasizes resilience.”
“A liberating message: there’s no ‘right’ way to respond to a loss.”
“The Truth About Grief challenges the received wisdom about how and why we grieve and, through healthy skepticism and admirable research, brings us to a more hopeful place.”
—Judith Warner, author of We've Got Issues and Perfect Madness
“Konigsberg’s challenge to the orthodoxy surrounding death is both profound and urgent. This is one of those books that will change you forever, altering—for the better—your perspective on one of life’s most essential, inevitable tasks: grieving the loss of a loved one.”
—Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Schoolgirls
“A pithy review of our grief culture, its wobbly underpinnings and the frequently opportunistic industry that preys upon it.”
“Veteran journalist Konigsberg offers a spot-on critique of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's seminal theory. . . . [Konigsberg] writes clearly and engagingly, and uncovers a host of interesting facts….this book is well worth reading.”
"Eminently readable and intelligent."
—Claire Lambrecht, Salon