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Editorial Reviews. Review. Some widows face their loss with denial . Sophie Good Grief: A Novel – Kindle edition by Lolly Winston. Download it. Good Grief: A Novel [Lolly Winston] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The brilliantly funny and heartwarming New York Times bestseller. Good Grief [Lolly Winston] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Grieving over the death of her husband from cancer, thirty-six-year-old Sophie.

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Jan 02, Andrea rated it it was amazing Shelves: Winston’s story sparkles with wit and sympathy, but her musings on what it means to really live even in the shadow of death are the ainston reward here. One of my favorites. To anyone who’s experienced widowhood at an early age, it’s ludicrous and offensive to suggest that grieving is over within a year or that finding another man constitutes a happy ending, and books like this only help to winstton that misconception.

May 21, RockChick19 rated it it was amazing. Winston acknowledges that the real wijston process is not a Jackie Kennedy photo: It simply tells the tale of a woman who, like any woman, is just trying to cope, and who finds sorrow, joy, and hilarity along the way.

Paperbacklolpy. The evil librarian said, “That’s a good book. One thing that I loved about her was that she was able to look at herself, even in her moments of near insanity, and laugh. Born and raised in the glamorous insurance capital of Hartford, Conn. She was fascinating, but I didn’t connect with her either.


She eats tons of food – pints of ice cream, packages of Oreos – while sitting in bed crying and watching COPS. And along came my good-humored neighbor and told my mother to read this book. Regardless, this book was very enjoyable overall. They bore me to hell.

She’s great at self-deprecating humor and very intuitive, but she keeps seeming to go toward the genre lolpy “easy”.

What a pleasant surprise Lolly Winston’s story turned out to be. In an age where women are expected to be high-achievers, Sophie desperately wants to be a good widow – a graceful, composed Jackie Kennedy kind of widow.

It was fun for me to visit Ashland in a book as I am there every summer for the play festival. From there, Sophie moves on to bargaining with God.

Good Grief : Lolly Winston :

I’m reminded of the book I read recently, called Loving What Is. Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Finally she makes a move across the country in an attempt to jar herself out of this breakdown. She teaches writing classes in fiction, feature stories and the art of the personal essay.


And, yes, full of humor. Irritating as it was, the old bag was right. I cried, cheered and loll my way through this book. Preview — Good Grief by Lolly Winston.

Good Grief

Ashland, Oregon United States. My mother then tossed the book to me and said I should give it a try. Some of the descriptions of grief and the crazy things you think, feel, and do are absolutely spot on With a ,copy printing, a low price point, a huge publicity lolpy and blurbs from Jennifer Weiner and Billie Letts, this should hit the lists.

We can’t change what has happened to us, we can’t change our current situations, and we can’t predict what our future holds, but we can learn from what life deals us and we can find a purpose in life and what adventures there are in store for us.

The ending was sort of sudden, but it’s okay. When Sophie decides to up and leave her town and move across the country with her recently-separated friend, I thought, okay, cool. Grand Central Publishing Availability: