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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (183 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brook Noel, Pamela Blair Narrator: Ellen Archer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781452677507
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Each year about eight million Americans suffer the death of someone close to them. Now for those who face the challenges of sudden death, there is a hand to hold. Written by two women who have experienced sudden loss, this updated edition of the best selling bereavement classic will touch, comfort, uplift and console. Authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D., offer a comforting hand to hold for those who are grieving the sudden death of a loved one.Featured on ABC World News, Friends and many other shows, this book acts as a touchstone of sanity through difficult times. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye covers such difficult topics as the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide and depression. With new material covering the unique circumstances of loss, men and women's grieving styles, religion and faith, myths and misunderstandings, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye reflects the shifting face of grief.This book has offered solace to over eighty thousand people, ranging from seniors to teenagers and from the newly bereaved to those who lost a loved one years ago. Individuals engulfed by the immediate aftermath will find a special chapter covering the first few weeks.Tapping their personal histories and drawing on numerous interviews, authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D., explore unexpected death and its role in the cycle of life. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye provides survivors with a rock-steady anchor from which to weather the storm of pain and begin to rebuild their lives. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • I highly recommend this book, not only to the bereaved, but to the friends and counselors as well. Helen Fitzgerald, author of The Grieving Child

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie Pegg | 2/9/2014

    " this would have been great to read right in the beginning but still gave me some good tools "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Graves | 1/27/2014

    " The Best book on grief I have ever read. If you or someone you know are grieving, gift them with this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 1/25/2014

    " Great book! Helped me recognize the crazy feelings and emotions I was experiencing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mace | 1/12/2014

    " straight forward read, reinforcing ideas and impressions I've thought about but never really articulated to someone. It helped me cope with my own personal losses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniela Bingham | 1/10/2014

    " Has some helpful info to refer to if you've lost someone suddenly. I flipped back and forth to different parts that related more to what I was going through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Bitler | 1/4/2014

    " This was very helpful to me after the unexpected death of my 26 year old daughter in a car accident. Highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimi | 1/2/2014

    " I bought this for my aunt who is facing an unexpected loss. I thought I'd read it before mailing it, and I think it's a very good book in that it supports the grief process and assures one that they are not crazy for their feelings. It also includes practical information that I think is very needed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Regan | 12/14/2013

    " Even with the long goodbye, you are still never ready. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Durnell | 11/19/2013

    " Cried a lot as I read and consulted this book, but it was a lot of help after I suddenly lost one of my good friends to a hit-and-run driver. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melvago | 11/11/2013

    " It helps in coping with the sudden death of a loved one. It also helps others better understand what the grieving are going through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail Callahan | 8/18/2013

    " Found this book very, very helpful "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Lawrence | 7/24/2013

    " Really good information. It was clearly written & offered good advice. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelley | 6/2/2013

    " Oh, 1 or 2 good things but mostly, at least to me, some very obvious things in how to manage through all of this. Though this whole grieving thing is new to me, the book didn't share anything that I didn't already realize. There has be a better book on grieving out there! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Warwriter | 5/12/2013

    " Good - wish I had this when Don first died. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Warwriter | 5/1/2013

    " Would have been better if I did this right after my husband died. Seems dated now. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Levi | 2/8/2013

    " Simply a how to grief book. May work for some, just not my type of style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/1/2013

    " Just what I need right now. Written by two women who have been through it. Examples of normal craziness helped me feel better, able to slow it down and sit with it. There are some good exercises and suggestions to help one cope. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 12/12/2012

    " Recommended by Patti at the same time I was given a copy by my Mom... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shirley | 11/17/2012

    " This is a great book to help you navigate through the darkness of the death of a loved one. I read it once and am rereading it because I know there are parts that I need to read again to absorb the wisdom offered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hilary | 7/6/2012

    " I recommend this book to anyone who loses someone they love. "

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About the Author

Brook Noel is the author or coauthor of many books on a variety of topics, including The Make Today Matter Makeover, The Change Your Life Challenge, The Single Parent Resource, and 400 Rush Hour Recipes. She maintains three free e-newsletters: Good Morning, The Daily Rush, and The Challenge Weekly. Brook has appeared on CNN, Fox, Friends, ABC World News, and hundreds of other shows and stations. She has also been named one of the 40 Most Influential Business People under Age 40 by the Business Journal.

About the Narrator

Ellen Archer is an award-winning narrator, actress, and singer with a degree in Opera Performance from the Boston Conservatory. She has performed extensively on the New York stage and in regional theaters. She has narrated numerous audiobooks and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration.