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Apr 8Liked by Jaymi the OCBook Girl

This is a good list, thank you, but Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant is a notable omission.

Twenty years and many grief books after my first wife's death this book was a breakthrough. It's about the 3Ps: avoiding personalization (“this was my fault”), pervasiveness (“this affects everything”), and permanence (“nothing will ever be the same again”). In no time I'm balling my eyes out, realising that I'm one from three. But it showed me the way forward.

The magic of this book is weaving Adam Grant's psychological wisdom into Sandberg's story. It's an excellent book for showing you the path to growth from tragedy, even when you want to reject your option B.

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