Editorial Reviews. Review. Some widows face their loss with denial . Sophie Good Grief: A Novel – Kindle edition by Lolly Winston. Download it. Good Grief: A Novel [Lolly Winston] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The brilliantly funny and heartwarming New York Times bestseller. Good Grief [Lolly Winston] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Grieving over the death of her husband from cancer, thirty-six-year-old Sophie.

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Guzzling grrief of ice-cream for breakfast, breaking down in the frozen food aisle of her local supermarket, showing up to work in her bathrobe and bunny slippers – soon she’s not only lost her husband, but her job and her waistline. However, I did help my sister craft a book report based on this book and boy I had some strong opinions not apt for a fifth grade book report. Sophie Stanton is a 36 year old woman who is widowed after 3 years of marriage.

I was bummed when the book went missing and kept forgetting to buy my own copy.

Good Grief : Lolly Winston :

The story is told with so much insight and humor that you fall in love with Sopie the widow. What a pleasant surprise Lolly Winston’s story turned out to be. Winston does an incredible job telling us what it’s like to be a young widower.

Maybe there was a clerical error, she thinks. She self-medicates with strong prescription drugs with disastrous results.

I’ll not fear what tomorrow will hold for me as if I’m predestined to have grief in my live forever but feel a freedom to savor each moment as if it were a loolly You know, I’m just a thirteen year old whose reading a story about a widow thirty-six year old! She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area inwhere she finally quit the corporate world to become a freelance journalist, starting out as a stringer for Automotive News.


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Apr 03, bookczuk rated it really liked it Recommended to bookczuk by: Part of her recovery is facilitated by being helpful to others. She breaks your heart as you see how she falls apart, but she always tells the story with so much humor that you have to laugh out loud. Self-medicating with ice cream for breakfast, breaking down at the supermarket, and showing up winstn work in her bathrobe and bunny slippers-soon she’s not only lost her husband, but her job, house Sep 05, Lize rated it really liked it Shelves: Maybe this should be shelved under fantasy.

You get to go through her grief process with gooc. I logged in this book a few days before writing this review, and found I missed the characters, their ins and outs, the folks they met along the way so much, I upgraded!

This novel tells of a widow who winsgon to regain some measure of normalcy with varying degrees gooc success. I picked up this paperback not expecting too much more than some light fluff for my vacation.

Good Grief

Return to Book Page. A quick read; funny, likable protagonist but the plot is a little too pat. Well, sure, there was a bit about death and dying, but the author finds a realistic way of looking at how people tend to deal with grief over the death of This really llly be a 3. Loved, loved, loved this book! I did not really think it was funny at all. Novel set in Ashland Oregon [s].

To anyone who’s experienced widowhood at an early age, it’s ludicrous and offensive to suggest that grieving is over within a year or that finding another man constitutes a happy ending, and books like this only help to reinforce that misconception. Anyways I still thank you for sending this to me Ant.

But at Rebekkila’s urging, I read this, and found it to be in the upper end of chick lit, with some believable characters, touching not only on grief, but issues of trust, and some other I read this book in what basically turned out to be a sick day, lolling on my couch.


Instead of the way one would think things turned out, the opposite happens and Sophie ends up learning a lot about life and others to include her lover and a young teenage girl she takes under her arm. Although the book describes situations that are less-than-ideal — that are tragic in many ways — the book itself is neither depressing nor despairing. This really should be a 3. I picked this book up years ago for a dollar and I’m not sure why.

While Didion’s life is marked by her loss of her constant partner of her entire adult life, Sophie Stanton’s is marked by the loss of her potential future.

This is a fun easy read about a woman who had lost her hustand to cancer and follows her through the first 18 months after his death. I honestly have no idea.

Kind of a rogue widow. In short, she gathers her life back together in a way that is both triumphant and unforgettable.

Thirty-six-year-old Sophie Stanton desperately wants to be a good widow-a graceful, composed, Jackie Kennedy kind of widow. I know I hated the cover graphic of a pair of bunny slippers. This author is really funny but real and I enjoyed the story despite the sad subject. The only reason that I didn’t “really, really like it” was because the subject goodd, while winzton presented, was so painful.

Maybe its because I’ve been married so long