The Long Goodbye PDF ã The LongPDF EPUB ²

➷ [Reading] ➹ The Long Goodbye By Meghan O'Rourke ➬ – Qqpokerv.me What does it mean to mourn today in a culture that has largely set aside rituals that acknowledge grief After her mother died of cancer at the age of fifty five Meghan O'Rourke found that nothing hadReading The Long Goodbye By Meghan ORourke pokervme What does it mean to mourn today in a culture that has largely set aside rituals that acknowledge grief After her mother died of cancer at the age of fifty five Meghan O'Rourke found that nothing had What does it mean to mourn today in a culture that has largely set aside rituals that acknowledge grief After her mother died of cancer at the age of fifty five Meghan O'Rourke found that nothin

G had prepared her for the intensity of her sorrow In the first anguished days she began to create a record of her interior life as a mourner trying to capture the paradox of grief its monumental agony and microscopic intimacies an endeavor that ultimately bloomed into a profound look The Long PDFEPUB ² at how caring for her mother during her illness changed and strengthened their bond O'Rourke's story is one of a life gone off the rails of how watching her mothe

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The Long Goodbye PDF ã The LongPDF EPUB ² Meghan O’Rourke is the author The Long Goodbye A Memoir Riverhead Books and the poetry collections Once W W Norton and Halflife W W Norton A former literary editor of Slate and poetry editor of The Paris Review she has published essays and poems in The New Yorker Poetry The Kenyon Review The Best American Poetry and other venues She is the recipient of the .

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  • Sarah

    The Long Goodbye PDF ã The LongPDF EPUB ² long ebok, goodbye kindle, The Long free, The Long Goodbye ePUBThis book wrecked me I have trouble even saying that I recommend it because its sheer brilliant intensity will tear you apart I am not a crier I didn't cry at Old Yeller I didn't cry at Romeo and Juliet and while I didn't see Titan


  • Melissa

    The Long Goodbye PDF ã The LongPDF EPUB ² long ebok, goodbye kindle, The Long free, The Long Goodbye ePUBThis is possibly the most honest review I'll ever write I read O'Rouke’s book as part of the TLC Book Tour and if I hadn’t had an actual deadline to read and review the book by


  • Jill

    The Long Goodbye PDF ã The LongPDF EPUB ² long ebok, goodbye kindle, The Long free, The Long Goodbye ePUBAt a time when our culture is open to just about everything there is one taboo – the grief experienced upon losing a loved one Or as the author herself puts it “If the condition of grief is nearly universal its transactions are exuisitely personalIt is one of those exuisitely personal transactions that lead me to this courageous and empathetic memoir As I lose my own aging mother little by little I have entered a pre mourning period that is often challenging for myself to navigate and others to understandAnd so I gravitated towards


  • Rebecca

    The Long Goodbye PDF ã The LongPDF EPUB ² long ebok, goodbye kindle, The Long free, The Long Goodbye ePUBI read a whole lot of bereavement memoirs This has been one of the very best O’Rourke tells her story with absolute clarity – a robust plain speaking style that matches her emotional transparency The heart of the book is her mother’s death from colorectal cancer on Christmas Day 2008 but we also get a full picture of the family life that preceded it and the first couple of years of aftermath Theories and other writings on death and bereavement are woven through effectively The author wanted to know what was normal for someone like her and in the absence of modern grieving rituals reading about other people’s experiences was a consolation What she’s created here will also be a comfort to anyone facing lossSome favorite passages“One of the ideas I’ve clung to most of my l


  • Nikki

    The Long Goodbye PDF ã The LongPDF EPUB ² long ebok, goodbye kindle, The Long free, The Long Goodbye ePUBI started reading this book about two weeks after my father died of lung cancer metastasize to bones liver brain Firstly I will say that I bristled at some others' reviews about the worst thing being a woman losing her mother I can tell you that losing a father is no less devastating No less at all My only disconnect w this book is when she talks about mothers being your entry point into life I'm trying to come up with a similarly poignant descriptor for fathers As a woman your father is the first man you love after allThis book is Well I was crying 11 pages in I related very strongly to her description of her mom's decline the hospital visits the home hospice I found myself nodding and underlining things and crying all the way throughHer writing is beautiful and poetic I love the interjections of all the psychological facts and figures about grief and put every other book she referenced and uoted on my libra


  • Rhonda

    The Long Goodbye PDF ã The LongPDF EPUB ² long ebok, goodbye kindle, The Long free, The Long Goodbye ePUBI probably shouldn't have read this book just yet but it caught my eye and I was interested in how this daughter dealt with the loss of her mother to cancer She chronicled parts of their lives together her mother's illness and her adjustment following her passing PoignantI want to preserve many of the passages from this book thus the followingFavorite uotesNothing prepared me for the loss of my mother Even knowing that she would die did not prepare me A mother after all is your entry into the world She is the shell in which you divide and become a life Waking up in a world without her is like waking up in a world without sky unimaginable P 10I was counting the days until my mother would have the radiation surgery on her brain I already missed her I was irrevocably aware that the Person Who Loved Me Most in the


  • Ellie

    The Long Goodbye PDF ã The LongPDF EPUB ² long ebok, goodbye kindle, The Long free, The Long Goodbye ePUBMeghan O'Rourke's memoir of her mother's death and her grief following her loss is beautifully written heartbreaking and yet also for me healing in its honesty around the irrevocable and ongoing pain that death brings Love does not end with death; grieving in some sense never ends although the pain grows less overwhelming and we are able to go on with our lifeThe memoir brought back many memories of my own mother's death Although it is many years I still miss her The pain is less but the love and loss remain O'Rourke's ruthless honesty also enabled me to forgive my own failures to give my mother all she needed in those last days and to better understand my crippling grief afterwardWe do not talk about death in our society nor honor grieving We lose a lot of that by ignoring death we honor life and love less O'Rourke's contribution to the literature on death and grieving is both moving and necessary


  • Renee Godding

    The Long Goodbye PDF ã The LongPDF EPUB ² long ebok, goodbye kindle, The Long free, The Long Goodbye ePUB “Nothing prepared me for the loss of my mother Even knowing that she would die did not prepare me A mother after all is your entry into the world She is the shell in which you divide and become a life Waking up in a world without her is like waking up in a world without sky unimaginable” Good grief no pun intended this is one of the hard ones to rate I am going to say 45 starsA book like this needs little introduction most people who pick this up have lost a parent or someone else very close to them First of all my


  • Seaside Book Nook

    The Long Goodbye PDF ã The LongPDF EPUB ² long ebok, goodbye kindle, The Long free, The Long Goodbye ePUBI have never made margin notes or highlighted sentences since I was in college and certainly never did this to one of my pleasure books I couldn't help it though I was underlining certain sentences making my own notes in the margin since this book was so relate able me There were so many similarities between Meghan's memoir and my own experience that I felt she was writing the book for me This book took me through a journey I never wanted to go through again; however this time through the journey I was able to understand my grief and realize what I had been and still am going through is normalTo say Meghan's memoir is heart wrenching is an understatement It is beautifully written and pulls you in from the very beginning If you have experienced losing a love one this book is a must If you haven't but are looking for a wonder


  • David Rohlfing

    The Long Goodbye PDF ã The LongPDF EPUB ² long ebok, goodbye kindle, The Long free, The Long Goodbye ePUBSad to say expected better from a poet In the first third of the book I couldn't get past the fact that I really didn't like O'Rourke as a character in the story of her mother's illness and death She seemed so petty and self centered The most thoughtful passages in the book were in the middle sections where O'Rourke was artfully weaving together many other writers' ideas about death mourning and grief with her own story When the book turned autobiographical again I almost put it down but slogged to the end In the end O'Rourke's book is best as a collection of others' uotes Unfortunately O'Rourke herself isn't very uotable


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