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No happy endings : a memoir / Nora McInerny.

McInerny, Nora, author. (Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 921 PUR (Text) 33500013033477 New Checked out 10/04/2019
Fertile Public Library 921 PUR (Text) 33500013033469 New Checked out 10/07/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062792402
  • ISBN: 0062792407
  • Physical Description: ix, 269 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2019]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- How to have a total breakdown -- You need therapy -- Don't should yourself -- I can't even -- Arranged -- Baggage -- Finders keepers -- IN between -- Ready or no -- Smile -- Sophie's hot dad -- The gift -- Too soon -- Not *that* kind of Christian -- Flip the nuggets -- Meet the parents (all of them) -- In the darkness -- Oops -- Sad Nora and the secret baby -- Memorial Day -- Armless -- Should I marry a boy with a brain tumor -- Feeling myself -- Options -- All my children -- Sad and lucky -- Dear _____ -- Dear Ralphie -- Dear Baby -- Dear Sophie -- Dear Ian -- Feminist agenda -- Big, gross, angry feminist -- Destroy the patriarchy after you propose to me -- What's I've learned from arguing on the Internet -- Don't read the comments -- 35 -- Greatness and goodness -- She persisted -- Yes, and.
Summary, etc.: Life has a million different ways to kick you right in the chops. We lose love, lose jobs, lose our sense of self. For Nora McInerny, it was losing her husband, her father, and her unborn second child in one catastrophic year. But in the wake of loss, we get to assemble something new from whatever is left behind. Some circles call finding happiness after loss "Chapter 2"--the continuation of something else. Today, Nora is remarried and mothers four children aged 16 months to 16 years. While her new circumstances bring her extraordinary joy, they are also tinged with sadness over the loved ones she's lost. Life has made Nora a reluctant expert in hard conversations. On her wildly popular podcast, she talks about painful experiences we inevitably face, and exposes the absurdity of the question "how are you?" that people often ask when we're coping with the aftermath of emotional catastrophe. She knows intimately that when your life falls apart, there's a mad rush to be okay--to find a silver lining, to get to the happy ending. In this, her second memoir, Nora offers a tragicomic exploration of the tension between finding happiness and holding space for the unhappy experiences that have shaped us. No Happy Endings is a book for people living life after life has fallen apart. It's a book for people who know that they're moving forward, not moving on. It's a book for people who know life isn't always happy, but it isn't the end: there will be unimaginable joy and incomprehensible tragedy. As Nora reminds us, there will be no happy endings--but there will be new beginnings.
Life has a million different ways to kick you right in the chops. For McInerny, it was losing her husband, her father, and her unborn second child in one catastrophic year. Today remarried and mother of four children, her new circumstances bring her extraordinary joy but are also tinged with sadness over the loved ones she's lost. Here she offers a tragicomic exploration of the tension between finding happiness and holding space for the unhappy experiences that have shaped us. -- adapted from information provided
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #1
    "The world does break everyone—that is a damn guarantee. . . . Families are snapped apart by death, money, drugs, divorce, the wrong thing said at the wrong time. McInerny, author of It's Okay to Laugh (2016) and host of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking, knows about being broken. Within months, she lost her unborn baby, her father, and her husband, Aaron. What makes this book so powerful is the way McInerny shares the painful act of rebuilding her life with such honesty and humor. She isn't afraid to admit how hard it is to find joy surrounded by so much sorrow. She knows that when people ask others how they're doing, they may answer "fine," even though their lives are falling apart. And she knows how to laugh with tears falling. When McInerny meets Matthew, a divorced dad with two kids, she is both frightened and intrigued. Can they combine families while still honoring Aaron's memory and that of the mother of Matthew's children? Everyone faces tragedy. McInerny shows you how to do it with strength and grace. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: McInerny, Nora.
Journalists > United States > Biography.
Widows > United States > Biography.
Grief.

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