Heartbroken Open : A Memoir Through Loss to Self-Discovery
Kristine Carlson had an idyllic life. She and her husband, Richard, had a romantic marriage, two beautiful daughters, and--thanks to the success of Richard's bestselling "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" series--all the comforts of the American Dream. But on December 13, 2006, that perfect story took a sudden turn when, on a typical flight to New York, a pulmonary embolism would take Richard's life, catapulting Kristine into heartbreak and uncertainty. It was the end of life as Kristine knew it and the beginning of a journey through the depths of grief and mourning that would reveal to Kristine her true strength and an immeasurable love that cannot be broken. This book is a courageously honest memoir. It is the true story of a wife, a mother, a woman forced to come face-to-face with fear, insecurity, and the painful but ultimately precious teachings Kristine Carlson discovered along the way. This wise little book offers a timeless message of inspiration, empowerment, and courage for anyone who has experienced loss or hardship of any kind.
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- Hardback | 224 pages
- 144.78 x 213.36 x 22.86mm | 340.19g
- 01 May 2010
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
"Kristine Carlson has created a wonderfully rich, deeply engaging, heartfelt journey through the peaks and valleys of profound loss. This book is a bountiful gift...riveting, intensely moving, and, most of all, enormously instructive and helpful."--John E. Welshons, author of One Soul, One Love, One Heart