TheSaint's Reviews > The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss

The Other Side of Sadness by George A. Bonanno
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Feb 16, 2010

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bookshelves: adult, non-fiction
Read from February 15 to March 14, 2010

I'd heard about this new book just around the time my father died in October. I bought it for my mother, but she didn't seem to appreciate it, so I decided to read it myself.
I was attracted to the "Science" in the title. I wanted to understand the brain chemistry involved in this specific type of depression. And though this intellectual approach appealed to me, I guess what I was really hoping for was an emotional blueprint to follow -- not so much for me losing a father, but for my mom losing a husband.
Interesting for the science and case studies; useless for a blueprint.

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