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What to Do When I'm Gone: A Mother's Wisdom to Her Daughter

Cover: 'What to Do When I'm Gone: A Mother's Wisdom to Her Daughter'

Staff Review: "What to Do When I'm Gone: A Mother's Wisdom to Her Daughter" by Suzy Hopkins, Hallie Bateman


No one is ever really ready to lose a loved one, and this book tries to help with that in it's own unique way.  As the title states, the author's mother provides preemptive advice on how to function in the event of her death. The advice walks her daughter through day-by-day instructions on what to do, days, even years, after her passing.  As someone who has lost a parent, I thought the advice was poignant and with the right amount of practicality.  Not only does the book give permission to grieve and feel sad about death, but it also gives recipes and permission to be your own quirky self.  This book is an easy read but I found myself both tearing up and laughing out loud!  The mother author and illustrator daughter made a wonderful book about a natural part of life that is sometimes not spoken about enough among families and society today.  I could not recommend this book enough!

Audience: adults | Genre: nonfiction

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