Categories

 > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Death & Grief

10,507 results were found

Sort by:

The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everyt...
by Julie Yip-Williams

Language

English

Pages

301

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more—a powerful exhortation to the living.</b><br /><b><br />“An exquisitely moving portrait of the daily stuff of life.”—<i>The New York Times Book Review </i><b>(Editors’ Choice)</b></b><br /><br /> That Julie Yip-Williams survived infancy was a miracle. Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grandmother, only to flee with her family the political upheaval of her country in the late 1970s. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. She would go on to become a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, and a life she had once assumed would be impossible. Then, at age thirty-seven, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began.<br /><br /> <i>The Unwinding of the Miracle</i> is the story of a vigorous life refracted through the prism of imminent death. When she was first diagnosed, Julie Yip-Williams sought clarity and guidance through the experience and, finding none, began to write her way through it—a chronicle that grew beyond her imagining. Motherhood, marriage, the immigrant experience, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, fortune-tellers, grief, reincarnation, jealousy, comfort, pain, the marvel of the body in full rebellion—this book is as sprawling and majestic as the life it records. It is inspiring and instructive, delightful and shattering. It is a book of indelible moments, seared deep—an incomparable guide to living vividly by facing hard truths consciously.<br /><br /> With humor, bracing honesty, and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, Julie Yip-Williams set the stage for her lasting legacy and one final miracle: the story of her life.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Unwinding of the Miracle</i></b><br /><br /> “Everything worth understanding and holding on to is in this book. . . . A miracle indeed.”<b>—Kelly Corrigan, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author</b><br /><br />“A beautifully written, moving, and compassionate chronicle that deserves to be read and absorbed widely.”<b>—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of <i>The Emperor of All Maladies</i></b>
When God Doesn't Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truth...
by Laura Story

Language

English

Pages

281

Publication Date

September 15, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><strong>IS IT POSSIBLE THAT GOOD THINGS CAN COME OUT OF OUR BROKEN DREAMS?</strong></p><p>Worship leader and recording artist Laura Story’s life took an unexpected turn when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Their lives would never be the same. Yes, with God all things are possible. But the devastating news was that no cure existed to restore Martin’s short-term memory, eyesight, and other complications. The fairy-tale life Laura had dreamed of was no longer possible. And yet in struggling with God about how to live with broken dreams, Laura has found joy and a deeper intimacy with Jesus.</p><p>Laura helps us understand we aren’t the only ones whose lives have taken unexpected turns. She examines the brokenness of some of the heroes of our faith, and shows how despite their flaws and flawed stories, God was able to use them in extraordinary ways. And it was not because of their faith, but because of the faithfulness of their God. God may not fix everything. In fact, although your situation might not ever change or get better, with Jesus <em>you</em> can.</p><p>“Our family has been ministered to by her vulnerability and willingness to walk in the valley and still say ‘God, I Trust You.’”</p><p>— STEVEN CURTIS and MARY BETH CHAPMAN</p><p>Grammy Award-Winning Artist and <em>New York Times</em> Bestselling Author</p><p>“Laura is one of my heroes when it comes to trusting God. She’s joyful, genuine, and faithful even though her story includes messy chapters. ­This book will be on my nightstand for a long time!”</p><p>—LISA HARPER</p><p>Author and Bible Teacher</p><p> </p>
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir
by T Kira Madden

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

March 05, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>“Frank and funny and powerful and surprising. An utterly gorgeous debut<i>.</i>”-Lauren Groff</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>One of the most anticipated books of 2019--<i>Electric Literature, Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed</i>, <i>The Millions, Hyphen, Lit Hub, Nylon, The AV Club, The Advocate, The Rumpus, The Week, </i>Books are Magic, <i>Reading Women, Alma</i></b><br /><b><i><br /></i></b>Acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's raw and redemptive debut memoir is about coming of age and reckoning with desire as a queer, biracial teenager amidst the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida, a place where she found cult-like privilege, shocking racial disparities, rampant white-collar crime, and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hiding in plain sight.<br /><br />As a child, Madden lived a life of extravagance, from her exclusive private school to her equestrian trophies and designer shoe-brand name. But under the surface was a wild instability. The only child of parents continually battling drug and alcohol addictions, Madden confronted her environment alone. Facing a culture of assault and objectification, she found lifelines in the desperately loving friendships of fatherless girls. <br /><br /> With unflinching honesty and lyrical prose, spanning from 1960s Hawai'i to the present-day struggle of a young woman mourning the loss of a father while unearthing truths that reframe her reality, <i>Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls</i> is equal parts eulogy and love letter. It's a story about trauma and forgiveness, about families of blood and affinity, both lost and found, unmade and rebuilt, crooked and beautiful.<b></b><br /><b></b>
Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life
by Mallory Smith

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>The diaries of a remarkable young woman who was determined to live a meaningful and happy life despite her struggle with cystic fibrosis and a rare superbug—from age fifteen to her death at the age of twenty-five</b><br /><br /><b>“Captures the heartbreaking beauty of being alive.”—Beck Dorey-Stein, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>From the Corner of the Oval</i><br /></b><br /> Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of three, Mallory Smith grew up to be a determined, talented young woman who inspired others even as she privately raged against her illness. Despite the daily challenges of endless medical treatments and a deep understanding that she’d never lead a normal life, Mallory was determined to “Live Happy,” a mantra she followed until her death. Mallory worked hard to make the most out of the limited time she had, graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, becoming a cystic fibrosis advocate well known in the CF community, and embarking on a career as a professional writer. Along the way, she cultivated countless intimate friendships and ultimately found love.<br /><br /> For more than ten years, Mallory recorded her thoughts and observations about struggles and feelings too personal to share during her life, leaving instructions for her mother to publish her work posthumously. She hoped that her writing would offer insight to those living with, or loving someone with, chronic illness.<br /><br /> What emerges is a powerful and inspiring portrait of a brave young woman and blossoming writer who did not allow herself to be defined by disease. Her words offer comfort and hope to readers, even as she herself was facing death. <i>Salt in My Soul</i> is a beautifully crafted, intimate, and poignant tribute to a short life well lived—and a call for all of us to embrace our own lives as fully as possible.<br /><br /><b>Advance praise for <i>Salt in My Soul</i></b><br /><br />“This is a deeply moving book full of wisdom about health, life, and love—and about the importance of finding happiness wherever and whenever we can. It broke my heart but also inspired me to make the most of every day.”<b>—Will Schwalbe, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>The End of Your Life Book Club</i><br /></b><br /> “A beautiful, brave, unsparingly insightful account of a courageous girl who becomes a woman warrior and fights for her life while living it fully.”<b>—Eric Lax, author of <i>The Mold in Dr. Florey’s Coat</i></b>
The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life
by Katy Butler

Language

English

Pages

289

Publication Date

February 19, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>A reassuring and thoroughly researched guide to maintaining a high quality of life—from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath—by the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Knocking on Heaven’s Door.</i></b><BR><BR><i>The Art of Dying Well</i> is about living as well as possible for as long as possible and adapting successfully to change. Packed with extraordinarily helpful insights and inspiring true stories, award-winning journalist and prominent end-of-life speaker Katy Butler shows how to thrive in later life (even when coping with a chronic medical condition), how to get the best from our health system, and how to make your own “good death” more likely. This handbook of step by step preparations—practical, communal, physical, and sometimes spiritual—will help you make the most of your remaining time, be it decades, years, or months.<BR> <BR> Butler explains how to successfully age in place, why to pick a younger doctor and how to have an honest conversation with her, when <i>not</i> to call 911, and how to make your death a sacred rite of passage rather than a medical event.<BR> <BR> This down-to-earth manual for living, aging, and dying with meaning and even joy is based on Butler’s own experience caring for aging parents, as well as hundreds of interviews with people who have successfully navigated a fragmented health system and helped their loved ones have good deaths. It also draws on interviews with nationally recognized experts in family medicine, palliative care, geriatrics, oncology, hospice, and other medical specialties. Inspired by the medieval death manual <i>Ars Moriendi, or the Art of Dying</i>, <i>T</i><i>he Art of Dying Well</i> is the definitive update for our modern age, and illuminates the path to a better end of life.
You Can Heal Your Life
by Louise L. Hay

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

March 07, 1995

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Louise L. Hay, bestselling author, is an internationally known leader in the self-help field. Her key message is: "If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed." The author has a great deal of experience and firsthand information to share about healing, including how she cured herself after being diagnosed with cancer. What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst. Every thought we think is creating our future. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greates...
by Mitch Albom

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

June 29, 2007

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives<br /><br /></b>Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.<br /><br />For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.<br /><br />Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?<br /><br />Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live.<br /><br /><i>Tuesdays with Morrie</i> is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.
It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture T...
by Megan Devine

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<DIV><B>Challenging conventional wisdom on grief, a pioneering therapist offers a new resource for those experiencing loss</B><BR />  <BR /> When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: <I>there is nothing wrong with grief.</I> “Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form,” says Megan Devine. “It is a natural and sane response to loss.”<BR />  <BR /> So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible?<BR />  <BR /> In <I>It’s OK That You’re Not OK, </I>Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides—as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner—Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, “happy” life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you’ll learn:<BR />  <BR /> • Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief<BR /> • How challenging the myths of grief—doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold—allows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve<BR /> • Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to “fix” your pain<BR /> • How to help the people you love—with essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process<BR />  <BR /> Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to “solve” grief. Megan writes, “Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.” Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face—in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world.<BR />  <BR /><I>It’s OK That You’re Not OK</I> is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves—and each other—better.</DIV>
This Is Me Letting You Go
by Heidi Priebe

Language

English

Pages

133

Publication Date

April 08, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Letting go is not a process that comes naturally to us. In a world that teaches us to cling to what we love at all costs, there is an undeniable art to moving on – and it’s one that we are constantly relearning. In this series of honest and poignant essays, Heidi Priebe explores the harsh reality of what it means to let go of the people and situations we love most - often before we are ready to – and how to embrace what comes next.
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
by Cheryl Strayed

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

July 10, 2012

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>This bestselling book from the author of <i>Wild </i>collects the best of The Rumpus's Dear Sugar advice columns plus never-before-published pieces. Rich with humor, insight, compassion—and absolute honesty—this book<i> </i>is a balm for everything life throws our way.</b><br /><br />Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills—and it can be great: you’ve had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar—the once-anonymous online columnist at <i>The Rumpus, </i>now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir <i>Wild</i>—is the person thousands turn to for advice.

Blog - Latest Entries

Roxane Gay – Difficult Women Review
For avid readers, the advent of the Kindle was a godsend. It allowed them to expand their personal libraries as much as they wanted without worrying about taking up too much space. Along with increasing the potential for library depth, the kindle has also allowed for a more diverse reading taste. You can now take risks on books that you previously wouldn’t have due to the Kindle eliminating ...

David Foster Wallace – Brief Interviews with Hideous Men & Girl with Curious Hair Reviews
The technology of the Kindle allows you to carry a library with you wherever you go. And, like a library, your Kindle collection should be vast and diverse. Aside from the New York Times Bestseller list, it can be hard to know which books are worth your time to download. Luckily, the literary cannon spans for generations. Of the most recent generation of literary greats, David Foster Wallac...

Junot Diaz – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Review
Kindle technology allows you to build an impressive collection of stories without filling shelves upon shelves with books. This convenience makes it possible to experiment with your reading choices without making the commitment to order a book, wait for its arrival, and sticking it on your shelf. I’ve found that the Kindle has made me a much more adventurous reader. With this new-found ad...

Ernest Hemingway – The Old Man and the Sea Review
As you start to increase your kindle collection, it is wise to download a variety of things to read. And sure, the latest serial novel is a great addition to the collection, but sometimes you need a literary classic. Luckily, there is a plethora of classics to choose from. When it comes to literary classics, there are few authors with a better reputation than Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, so...

Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For fans of the suspense and horror genres, Stephen King is a household name. Chances are, if you read the genres at all, your kindles are filled with a novel or two of his. But King’s prolific career has not stayed within the genre. In fact, one of King’s greatest efforts came in the form of a nonfiction memoir. King’s On Writing blends personal memoir and advice on writing craft tha...

More >>

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

$25 Amazon.com Gift Card giveaway

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com