Good Grief

Good Grief

Book - 2005
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Thirty-six-year-old Sophie Stanton desperately wants to be a good widow-a graceful, composed, Jackie Kennedy kind of widow. Alas, she is more of the Jack Daniels kind. Self-medicating with ice cream for breakfast, breaking down at the supermarket, and showing up to work in her bathrobe and bunny slippers-soon she's not only lost her husband, but her job, house...and waistline. With humor and chutzpah Sophie leaves town, determined to reinvent her life. But starting over has its hurdles; soon she's involved with a thirteen-year-old who has a fascination with fire, and a handsome actor who inspires a range of feelings she can't cope with-yet.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Grand Central Publishing, 2005
Edition: Reprint ed
ISBN: 9780446694841
0446694843
Branch Call Number: F WIN
Characteristics: 368 p. ; 21 cm

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ownedbydoxies
Apr 18, 2015

To be honest, I had low expectations, thinking this would be one of those chick-lit things that are overwritten and end with some hunk of a man and happily-ever-afters.... but I was wrong! Thankfully. It was an easy read, but it was funny and touching and didn't wrap everything up in a nice neat package at the end. The characters were left in mid-stride, still living their lives without any perfect solutions to their problems. I enjoyed this book a lot.

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trincm
Feb 07, 2015

Absolutely love this book, now I have read it twice. Just as good as the first time. A must read, will have you laughing and crying. Winston is an exceptional writer, she should write more. Guaranteed a great read.

jkn14x Nov 03, 2012

This book manages to make grief hilarious without downplaying or diminishing it. If you haven't yet suffered the loss of someone close to you, this will give you some idea of what the bereaved are going through, and if you are bereaved, make sure you're not with stuffy disapproving relatives when you read this, because you'll be rolling on the floor laughing. It will soothe you, restore your sanity, and give you hope for a future in which you're not incapacitated by grief.

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kerfuffle
Dec 10, 2010

Entertaining and somewhat realistic (with some hilarious exaggerations) story, ends with an interesting twist.

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