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You Are Not Alone Cariad Lloyd

You Are Not Alone By Cariad Lloyd

You Are Not Alone by Cariad Lloyd


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You Are Not Alone: from the creator and host of Griefcast by Cariad Lloyd

'A blackly funny, honest, thought-provoking and compassionate book that will be of comfort to all who know loss' THE TIMES 'Full of sense, heart and hope' PHILIPPA PERRY 'Cariad Lloyd has changed the way we speak about grief' SARA PASCOE _______________ Welcome to the club. I'm still here now, all these years later. You don't leave once you've joined; it's a life membership. Grief eases and changes and returns but it never disappears. But you will be okay. Somehow you will be. When Cariad was just fifteen, her dad died. She became the person-whose-dad-had-died; a mess of emotions and questions; a grief-mess. Years later, she began trying to unravel this tightly wound grief. What had happened? What effect had it all had on who she was? She started Griefcast, the podcast that talks openly, honestly and at times cheerfully about life's most difficult moment: its end. Inspired by her own grief mistakes and lessons, and from the profound and witty insights from her incredible guests - including Philippa Perry, Reverend Richard Coles, Isabel Allende, Nish Kumar and Marian Keyes - Cariad provides a road map for all of us. For anybody who has felt lost in grief, who wants to help someone struggling, or just wants to understand this life a little better. You are not alone. _______________ 'It's honest and warm and funny (in all the right places)' JULIA SAMUEL 'Gentle, compassionate and wise . . . I loved it' KATHERINE MAY 'A comfy companion for anyone struggling after the death of someone close' - BBC NEWS

You Are Not Alone Reviews

Grief: it is unpredictable and funny and sad, and You Are Not Alone captures this beautifully ... It is a blackly funny, honest, thought-provoking and compassionate book that will be of comfort to all who know loss ... Her chapter on modern mourning is fascinating .... There is useful advice on how to talk to someone who is grieving .... Lloyd encourages us to consider our own death in a chapter that is confronting and important. Most of us don't want to think about it, but doing so could make life much easier for our loved ones ... As the chapters progress, we see her teenage irritation and anger soften into a longing to have known him better. I teared up reading the list of questions she has for him ... This is a book with great heart. As cliched as it might sound, you do feel less alone after reading it ... This book helps to break the silence around something we all experience. ''We live, we die. That's it. Isn't it strange and normal? Isn't it awful and ordinary?'' Exactly. * The Times *
This book is a game-changer, a grief companion for our time . . . Practical, kind, honest, generous. Read it before you need to. You can thank me later -- Dr Kathryn Mannix, author of WITH THE END IN MIND
We do not talk enough about grief. Often, it is a lonely path. Cariad Lloyd has made it her life's work to make us feel less alone, like we belong to a club, like our grief is both collective and individual, that there is no right way to remember those no longer with us, and that there is great comfort in talking about grief and death. Told with humanity, humour and honesty, this is a book for all of us, because we will all experience grief at some point in our lives, and this book will make us feel less alone -- Dr Nikesh Shukla
Stunning . . . This is a necessary book for all of us, those new to grief, the old hands, or the simply curious to understand. Even though it is about death, it's a guide book to life -- Aisling Bea
It is the secret desire of many artists to make themselves useful and Cariad has achieved just that. A wise, warm and important book -- Robert Webb
A pick-and-mix of insight into loss, filled with wit, warmth and wisdom -- Alan Davies
I love this book. It's honest and warm and funny (in all the right places), and connects us to our most vulnerable and robust selves. Everyone should read it -- Julia Samuel
This book is a must for the grieving, the soon to be grieving, for those who want to be with others in their grief and, well, EVERYONE, especially all mental health professionals. Full of sense, heart and hope. A book that will hold you... Like the friend you need when you're grieving -- Philippa Perry
Cariad has managed to write a book about the saddest thing in the world, that isn't sad. Genuinely uplifting, a book that releases a tight valve in all of us -- Dawn O'Porter
Reading You Are Not Alone felt like slaking a thirst. Gentle, compassionate and wise, it normalises and honours the true, messy scope of grief. It's the kind of book you want to press into the hands of every grieving person, whether their loss is fresh or longstanding. I loved it -- Katherine May
The thing about being in the white-heat of grief is that you feel so alone, that nobody else understands, nothing can help. You're drowning in your snotty grief-soup, unable to find a flotation device. But You Are Not Alone now. Cariad is here. She knows you. She knows Grief. She has water-wings in your size. None of us will escape grief. Obviously. So, all of us must read this book. Obviously -- Greg Wise
This is the book that the 14-year-old me needed when my brother died, but it's also the book I really need now, aged 41 . . . Cariad is an extraordinary writer; generous, curious, honest and deeply empathic. Her book is urgent and necessary, like a friend offering wisdom and unconditional love during the darkest of times. It will be a huge support for people of all ages as they encounter their own journey through grief -- Robert Diament
A book which manages to move, soothe and somehow still raise the spirits -- Geoff Norcott
Cariad Lloyd has changed the way we speak about grief -- Sara Pascoe
I want everyone I know to read this book. And everyone I don't know -- Stevie Martin
I wish this book had been around when I was younger. This really is an essential guide to the universal yet completely individual shape that grief takes. It will be a source of genuine comfort and solace for anyone. In fact, everyone should read this -- Felix White
Kind, wise, and punctuated with perfectly timed comic relief . . . Cariad Lloyd offers us the space to cry, to laugh, and - when we're ready - to remember . . . Cariad Lloyd finds the perfect words and ways to sit with us even as we sit with our grief, and hold our hands as we heal -- Tara Flynn
Cariad has such a unique talent for that gentle line between comfort, humour and mind-blowing revelations around grief - and this book is one of the best I've read on the subject . . . I want to recommend this book to everyone - because all of our lives will be touched by grief if they haven't already, and this is the book that will make sense of that in a world that seems senseless -- Poorna Bell
Beautiful, honest, moving and funny, this book is a vital read for anyone who has been been in, or close to, grief . . . You'll cry, you'll laugh, you'll learn . . . Everyone should read this book -- Rachel Parris
The comfort blanket you need * Metro *
A comfy companion for anyone struggling after the death of someone close * BBC News *
Honest, funny, companionable first book, part memoir, part navigational guide through the sheer disarray of feelings that accompany a bereavement * Sunday Express *
Powerful, inspiring and frequently funny * Waterstones *

About Cariad Lloyd

Cariad Lloyd is an actor, comedian, improviser, podcaster and writer. She is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Griefcast, where she talks to people about their experiences of grief and death. Past guests gave included Adam Buxton, Aisling Bea, Sara Pascoe, Isabel Allende, Fleur East, Monty Don and Nish Kumar. It won Podcast of the Year at the British podcast awards in 2018. Cariad has also appeared in Peep Show, Have I Got News For You and QI, and is one of the creators of improv show, Austentatious. cariadlloyd.com | @ladycariad | @thegriefcast

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NGR9781526621832
9781526621832
1526621835
You Are Not Alone: from the creator and host of Griefcast by Cariad Lloyd
New
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2023-01-19
304
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