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

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

by Kate Spencer

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Overview

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).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580056878
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 11/21/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 232,470
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kate Spencer is a comedian, writer, and mom whose work can be found on Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Women's Health, Salon, Scary Mommy, and Modern Loss. She spent seven years as a Senior Writer and On-Air Host at VH1, was the Editor in Chief of Mommyish.com, and is a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book just a month after the loss of my mother. I felt like a wreck and that I surely was doing this whole grief thing wrong, and that I was all alone. But the words and stories in this book were so on point, I now know that I’m not going crazy (or rather the author and I are both crazy—I prefer to choose the first). Grief is real. And it sucks. And it’s comforting to know someone else experienced the same sorts of emotions and obstacles as you, and that she survived it!