GPYB Recommended Books/Authors

Recommended iconSome recommendations. These are, I believe, must haves in recovery. For the Melody Beattie and Robin Norwood books, I prefer the second ones but the firsts are required reading.

The grief after death books are here for providing information on grief, and everyone here should know by now that I have adopted Elizabeth Harper-Neeld’s “The Turn” (in Seven Choices) as practically required reading. Additionally, the woman is a professor of literature and the book is so well written, it’s amazing. Plus her bibliography is one of the most in-depth I’ve ever seen. Another is Stephen & Ondrea Levine’s The Grief Process. I attended the workshop where this was recorded and it’s the only thing that soothed me after Michael passed.  If you’re grieving, their work is truly amazing. I kept a diary of Michael’s illness and passing at Rope Burns

The recommendation for Hyperbole and a Half is because it’s a great book that is both funny and sad.  It makes me laugh out loud at times and also makes me want to cry at times. Bill Gates released a list of his favorite books, most of them (of course) business books but Hyperbole and a Half made the list.  It’s a treasure and I give it as a gift whenever I can.

Yes, I’ve read all these and even had the honor of being a pre-reader for “The New Codependency,” but if you have a book that has really helped…let me know. But I do not and will not include anything I have not read. I will add a “Reader Recommends” if I’m not familiar with it.

Any questions about the books on the list or if you have a suggestion, leave it in comments on this POST: GPYB Recommends

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For the grief audios I fell asleep every night to the Levine audio using a headband with earphones inside because I wouldn’t fall asleep with ear buds in. I used the Acoustic Sheep pair but I included a less expensive pair here as well. I can’t vouch for the other ones but the Acoustic Sheep were great.



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