A Manual for Heartache by Cathy Rentzenbrink

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...as with The Last Act of Love we get the subtle feeling that the very process of writing this book was a kind of therapy. It comes from a place of bleakness, but turns into a tender appreciation of life’s beauty.
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'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.

 

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Published June 29, 2017 by Picador. 160 pages
Genres: Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Matt Haig on Jun 25 2017

...as with The Last Act of Love we get the subtle feeling that the very process of writing this book was a kind of therapy. It comes from a place of bleakness, but turns into a tender appreciation of life’s beauty.

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