No Happy Endings

A Memoir
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DD42291
Released: Mar 26, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982609221
Narrator/s: Nora McInerny
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The author of ItA??s Okay to Laugh and host of the popular podcast Terrible, Thanks for AskingA??interviews that are A??a gift to be able to listen [to]A? (New York Times)A??returns with more hilarious meditations on her messy, wonderful, bittersweet, and unconventional life.Life has a million different ways to kick you right in the chops. We lose love, lose jobs, lose our sense of self. For Nora McInerny, it was losing her husband, her father, and her unborn second child in one catastrophic year. But in the wake of loss, we get to assemble something new from whatever is left behind. Some circles call finding happiness after loss A??Chapter 2A?A??the continuation of something else. Today, Nora is remarried and mothers four children aged 16 months to 16 years. While her new circumstances bring her extraordinary joy, they are also tinged with sadness over the loved ones sheA??s lost. Life has made Nora a reluctant expert in hard conversations. On her wildly popular podcast, she talks about painful experiences we inevitably face, and exposes the absurdity of the question A??how are you?A? that people often ask when weA??re coping with the aftermath of emotional catastrophe. She knows intimately that when your life falls apart, thereA??s a mad rush to be okayA??to find a silver lining, to get to the happy ending. In this, her second memoir, Nora offers a tragicomic exploration of the tension between finding happiness and holding space for the unhappy experiences that have shaped us. No Happy Endings is a book for people living life after life has fallen apart. ItA??s a book for people who know that theyA??re moving forward, not moving on. ItA??s a book for people who know life isnA??t always happy, but it isnA??t the end: there will be unimaginable joy and incomprehensible tragedy. As Nora reminds us, there will be no happy endingsA??but there will be new beginnings.

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Author(s): Nora McInerny
Narrator(s): Nora McInerny
Product Number Z100139909
Released: Mar 26, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062891426
Author(s): Nora McInerny
Product Number EB00724202
Released: Mar 26, 2019
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Dey Street Books
ISBN: #9780062792426

Professional reviews

"Author and podcaster Nora McInerny narrates this story of finding something new and unexpected in the aftermath of great loss. Her second memoir focuses on the reverberations of three deaths over a short time period. First, she loses a baby to miscarriage, and then both her father and her young husband die of cancer. McInerny's narration captivates the listener with its depth of emotion. One cannot help but empathize with McInerny's story, which is full of wry humor, profound sadness, and hesitant hope. Hearing the author's own voice, one keenly feels the depth of McInerny's struggles with raising a toddler on her own, grief over what could have been, and guilt over finding new love. A beautifully written and performed tribute to life after loss. A.L.S.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"