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    DescriptionShortly before her death in 2004, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler, her collaborator, completed the manuscript for this, her final book. "On Grief and Grieving" is a fitting completion to her work. Thirty-six years and sixteen books ago, Kubler-Ross's groundbreaking "On Death and Dying" changed the way we talk about the end of life. Now "On Grief and Grieving" will profoundly influence the way we experience the process of grief. "On Death and Dying" began as a theoretical book, an interdisciplinary study of our fear of death and our inevitable acceptance of it. It introduced the world to the now-famous five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. "On Grief and Grieving" applies these stages to the process of grieving and weaves together theory, inspiration, and practical advice, all based on Kubler-Ross's and Kessler's professional and personal experiences, and is filled with brief, topic-driven stories. It includes sections on sadness, hauntings, dreams, coping, children, healing, isolation, and even the subject of sex during grief. "I know death is close," Kubler-Ross says at the end of the book, "but not quite yet. I lie here like so many people over the years, in a bed surrounded by flowers and looking out a big window....I now know that the purpose of my life is more than these stages....It is not just about the life lost but also the life lived." In one of their final writing sessions, Kubler-Ross told Kessler, "The last nine years have taught me patience, and the weaker and more bed-bound I become, the more I'm learning about receiving love." "On Grief and Grieving" is Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's final legacy, one that brings her life's work profoundly full circle.


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    Title
    On Grief and Grieving
    Subtitle
    Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, By (author) David Kessler
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 235
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743266284
    ISBN 10: 0743266285
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC E4L: FAM
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: VFJX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14810
    B&T General Subject: 725
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/DEATH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 30
    DC21: 155.937
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FAM014000, SEL010000
    Ingram Subject Code: PSWD
    Libri: I-PSWD
    DC22: 155.937, 155.9/37
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A11464600
    LC classification: BF575.G7 K82 2005
    Thema V1.0: VFJX
    Publisher
    Scribner Book Company
    Imprint name
    Scribner Book Company
    Publication date
    19 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross deserves to be remembered because her life and work have made this world a better place. "On Grief and Grieving" is a heartfelt tribute to all who have lost a loved one, from a woman who changed our lives by changing our relationship to death and dying. What a wonderful book Elisabeth and David have written." -- Caroline Myss