I’ve read these three great nonfiction books lately, and I thought I’d review them together!
Option B by Sheryl Sandberg
For anyone who has ever grieved the loss of another human or has/is supporting someone going through grief, this book is wonderful read. Heck, you don’t need to be grieving or close to a griever to like it, either. It’s a really amazing glimpse into what it really feels like to lose someone as close to you as a spouse, and Sandberg provides some truly enlightening insights into the life of someone who is deep in grief. I was rather sad that I had gotten this book from the library, because I wished I could write in it, highlight quotes that I loved, and keep it. I may have to buy a copy, just so I can read it again and do that! Here’s one of my favorite quotes:
“Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. It comes from gratitude for what’s good in our lives and from leaning in to the suck. It comes from analyzing how we process grief and from simply accepting that grief. Sometimes we have less control than we think. Other times we have more. I learned that when life pulls you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface, and breathe again.”
The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs