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Author: Julia Bueno Narrator: Julia Bueno, Polly Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2019 ISBN: 9781984890979
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"Wise and compassionate . . . a profound game-changer of a book." --Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You

Though approximately one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, it remains a rarely talked about, under-researched, and largely misunderstood area of women's health. This profoundly necessary book--the first comprehensive portrait of the psychological, emotional, medical, and cultural aspects of miscarriage--aims to help break that silence.

With candor, warmth, and empathy, psychotherapist Julia Bueno blends women's stories (including her own) with research and analysis, exploring the effect of pregnancy loss on women and highlighting the ways in which our society fails to effectively respond to it. The result is a galvanizing, urgent, and moving exploration of a too-often-hidden human experience, and a crucial resource for anyone struggling with--or seeking to better understand--miscarriage. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A much-needed book on this difficult and often unspoken loss. Julia Samuel, author of Grief Works
  • Intelligent, sensitive, and utterly candid . . . The sort of book women have long been searching for. Meaghan O'Connell, author of And Now We Have Everything
  • A book of profound insight, rare courage, and calm, searching compassion. Zoe Williams, author of The Madness of Modern Parenting
  • A thoughtful work that identifies and honors an important passage of life for a great many women. Julia Leigh, author of Avalanche
  • [A] profound game-changer of a book that can not only support women, but can help reshape a society that often ignores or sweeps women's issues under that proverbial rug. Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You 
  • Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, The Brink of Being is vital reading, both for those who have experienced miscarriage and for the people who want to support them. I think a lot of people are going to be stronger for reading this. Keith Stuart, author of The Boy Made of Blocks
  • Julia is one of the most intuitive, compassionate, and curious psychotherapists around, and in her approach to miscarriage all of these qualities are shown. Sathnam Sanghera
  • Bueno’s choice of language is considered and thoughtful, unpacking difficult issues that are so often avoided for fear of causing distress. She writes with sensitivity and compassion, filling a much-needed void in discussion around the subject, and opening the door to more candid conversations. Observer

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About the Narrator

Polly Lee, an Earphones Award–winning narrtor, is an actress from London who has appeared in the off-Broadway shows Lenin’s Embalmer’s, Close Ties, Slag Heap, The October Crisis, and others. She received her BA degree in theater studies from London University and an MFA from the New School in New York.