The Dead Moms Club: A Memoir about Death, Grief, and Surviving the Mother of All Losses by Kate Spencer

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The Dead Moms Club: A Memoir about Death, Grief, and Surviving the Mother of All Losses Read Online Free - Kate Spencer lost her mom to cancer when she was 27. In The Dead Moms Club, she walks readers through her experience of stumbling through grief and loss, and helps them to get through it, too. This isn't a weepy, sentimental story, but rather a frank, up-front look at what it means to go through gruesome grief and come out on the other side.

An empathetic read, The Dead Moms Club covers how losing her mother changed nearly everything in her life: both men and women readers who have lost parents or experienced grief of this magnitude will be comforted and consoled. Spencer even concludes each chapter with a cheeky but useful tip for readers (like the "It's None of Your Business Card" to copy and hand out to nosy strangers asking about your passed loved one).

Title : The Dead Moms Club: A Memoir about Death, Grief, and Surviving the Mother of All Losses
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ISBN : 1580056873
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Riva rated it ★★★☆☆

February 04, 2018

"You have one long, messy, weird, beautiful life. People come in and out of it, live and die, and affect us in enormous and not-so-enormous ways. Your mom's death is now a piece of you, a new dent on the side of the strange, misshapen thing that is your life." *** As a member of the Dead Moms Club...

Sue rated it ★★★★☆

December 17, 2017

Unfortunately, I am a new member in this club and I ordered Kate's book to try to find some ideas about dealing with my grief. Because the situations were very different, parts of the book didn't resonate with me but there were other parts that were very meaningful. The author has divided the book...

Melissa rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 27, 2017

I've always thought it so interesting and peculiar that eventually every human will experience loss and grief, yet it is such a unique and personal experience. And again, people read nonfiction and memoirs about how to deal with loss, yet one person's coping mechanisms may be the exact opposite o...

Chrissy rated it ★★★★☆

January 25, 2018

I’m (thankfully) not a member of the Dead Moms Club, but this book reduced me to a puddle of tears. Kate lays out the good, bad, and ugly parts of herself and her grief in a very real, relatable way. I found her tips on how to support those who are grieving or dealing with illness to be particula...

Liz rated it ★★★★★

November 24, 2017

A warning to potential readers: don’t start this book unless you have time to finish it in one or two sittings. It’s that good. Spencer writes in an engaging, self-deprecating and chatty style about a topic that most of us will experience in our lives, and her observations are heart-felt and true...

Susannah rated it ★★★★★

November 27, 2017

To be totally honest, I know Kate IRL (brag) and read an early draft of this book (double brag) so you can take this review with NO grains of salt because, girl, I can be objective. This is a really funny, moving, vulnerable memoir about the biggest, worst loss in Kate’s life, and all the smaller...

Katie rated it ★★★★☆

January 19, 2018

First of all, this is the worst club ever and I would like to leave. That said, I did appreciate this book, especially after having a few years to adjust to my membership. My instinct when reading was to compare everything about the author's situation to mine. We were about the same age, our moms...

Meryl rated it ★★★★★

January 18, 2018

I don't usually read memoirs touching grief but I knew I had to get this book after my own mother passed away two months ago. Kate Spencer wrote this touching and funny tribute to her mom and how she dealt with grief and the aftermath, things that I'm still navigating today. It's a bittersweet bu...

Jackie rated it ★★★★★

February 03, 2018

This book was charming, heartbreaking, hilarious, and uplifting all at the same time. Can’t wait to read more from Kate Spencer.

Tamie rated it ★★★★★

January 11, 2018

• Hi! English isn't my mother language and I'm self-taught, so, sorry for any mispelled words and everything in between. I don't recomend this reading if you recently had lost your mother. You'll hate the author. Just don't read it now, wait at least a few months. Then you will understand and rela...

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