Braving the Fire


Product Details

$17.99  $16.73
St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date
5.49 X 0.68 X 8.31 inches | 0.48 pounds
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

JESSICA HANDLER has written on the topic of writing through grief for The Writer magazine and Psychology Today online, and has been a featured speaker in grief and writing workshops. Her first book, Invisible Sisters: A Memoir has been named by the Georgia Center for the Book as one of the Twenty Five Books All Georgians Should Read, and is one of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Eight Great Southern Books in 2009. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.


"...a wise and encouraging guide." --Vanity Fair

"A wonderfully literary guide to life." --Atlanta Magazine

"Braving the Fire is the best book about memoir writing I've read. Jessica Handler provides a brilliant, empathic, and sturdy guide to help us begin, develop, and complete a work of art dealing with those difficult subjects we might fear exploring but which will become the wellspring of our most profound work." --Louise DeSalvo, author of Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives

"Read this book! Braving the Fire is brilliant, profound, thorough, and a delight. Through writing, it takes you to the core of your loss, honoring the uniqueness of your voice and ultimately revealing the beauty and power of your story, whatever it may be." --Susan Zimmerman, author of Keeping Katherine and Writing to Heal the Soul

"Jessica Handler beautifully illustrates how the power of our stories --well captured and conveyed-- can heal our deepest sorrows. Braving the Fire is much more than a book by an eloquent writer for other writers. It is a must read for those who wish to live a life of transparency and to write with honesty about the journey." --River Jordan, author of Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit

"Braving the Fire is a necessary companion for any writer who wishes to write about grief. Handler gently and honestly states the difficulty and rewards of recording our most haunting stories. There is a silver bullet of hope in this guide: the remembrances of our lost loves may very well be the key to living vivid lives, healing in technicolor." --Christa Parravani, author of Her