A Manual For Heartache

Author: Cathy Rentzenbrink
Homepage 9781509824465

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  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9781509824465
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
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  • : December 2017
  • : 197mm X 130mm
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Description

'I devoured A Manual for Heartache in one sitting . . . a kind, honest and wise book about how to make a friend of sadness.' Rachel Joyce

When Cathy Rentzenbrink was still a teenager, her happy family was torn apart by an unthinkable tragedy. In A Manual for Heartache she describes how she learnt to live with grief and loss and find joy in the world again. She explores how to cope with life at its most difficult and overwhelming and how we can emerge from suffering forever changed, but filled with hope.

This is a moving, warm and uplifting book that offers solidarity and comfort to anyone going through a painful time, whatever it might be. It's a book that will help to soothe an aching heart and assure its readers that they're not alone.

Author description

Cathy Rentzenbrink was born in Cornwall, grew up in Yorkshire and now lives in London, where she works as a writer and journalist. She is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling memoir The Last Act of Love, which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize.

Table of contents

Introduction - i: IntroductionChapter - 1: What's Your Story?Chapter - 2: Grenades and GuillotinesChapter - 3: An Etiquette Guide for Bad NewsChapter - 4: What to Do When the Worst HappensChapter - 5: I Am One in FourChapter - 6: How to Feel BetterChapter - 7: Instructions to My Future SelfChapter - 8: Emotional Time TravelChapter - 9: On Being a Hopeful AgnosticChapter - 10: The Last Piece of the PuzzleChapter - 11: Fear of DyingChapter - 12: A Deathbed PerspectiveAcknowledgements - ii: AcknowledgementsSection - iii: Reading to Feel BetterSection - iv: Daily Writing