David Kessler

David Kessler, long considered one of the foremost of those working on, and writing about grief and how it is experienced (he collaborated with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross back in the day), visits tonight with his new book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief (Scribner).

“Helping others is one way to heal; that’s a message readers will find in Kessler’s new book, [which] contains many messages about the nature of grief and how society supports, or doesn’t, the basic human need to mourn…Finding Meaning is Kessler’s poignant response to society’s insensitivity, [a] how-to in the very best sense…With an accessibility reminiscent of author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, Kessler writes of how our brains are wired for grief — how survivors often become trapped in guilt and relive their loved one’s final moments without remembering happier times too.” —Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times

“Some people find meaning through belief in an afterlife; for others it comes from recalling fond memories of the loved ones they lost…The pain of grief is a natural reaction to the loss of someone you love. But, as Mr. Kessler points out, suffering ‘is what our mind does to us,’ and it can be mitigated by finding meaning in what we’ve lost.”—Jane Brody, The New York Times.

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501192739
Availability: Ships in 2-10 Days
Published: Scribner - November 5th, 2019

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122