There Is No Good Card for This: What to Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love
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About the Author
Kelsey Crowe, Ph.D., founded Help Each Other Out and is a breast cancer survivor. She earned her doctorate in social welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, and teaches social work at California State University. Kelsey is originally from Brooklyn and lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter. You can find her online at www.helpeachotherout.org.
Emily McDowell is not a doctor. She is a writer, illustrator, speaker, and the CEO of Emily McDowell Studio, making greeting cards for the relationships we really have and products that speak to the people we really are. In 2015, she created Empathy(TM) Cards, for people experiencing major illness, grief, and loss. She and her work have been featured in the New York Times and on Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, and NPR's All Things Considered, among many others, and in 2015, she was named by Slate as one of "Ten Designers Who Are Changing the World." Emily lives and works in Los Angeles, and you can find her online at www.emilymcdowell.com.
"This book is a gift. It's the wonderful crash course in Humanity 101 that none of us got to take in school. Without judgment, and with humor and compassion, this book shows you how to show up as the best possible version of yourself when it matters most."--Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic
"This book makes complicated things simple and helps us say to each other what we're dying to say. When I hand it to my friends, they'll laugh, cry and breathe easier. The realness and support in these pages feels like oxygen in a world suffocating from shininess and formality."--Glennon Doyle Melton, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior
"This book has fundamentally changed how I approach helping and caring for others. Compassion and creativity literally leap off the page. It's full of sage advice on how to be a better friend, colleague, family member, and partner to those who are suffering."--Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals
"At last, a book for the vast swath of us who really care but don't know how to show it sometimes. Kelsey and Emily made this enormous and complex issue accessible and so wonderfully helpful. It's just right for any human being who ever plans on being close to another."--BJ Miller, MD Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF