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The Washington Post – Do men and women experience grief differently?

“Five years ago, Jonathan Santlofer’s wife, Joy, died unexpectedly following a routine outpatient procedure. In the days and months following her death, Santlofer kept a “widower’s notebook” — a collection of thoughts and drawings he polished and bound into a memoir of the same title. Read more…

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Lit Hub Bookmarks: The Best Reviewed Books of the Week

“Santlofer’s book is an affecting read and not entirely heavy, despite the subject matter … Santlofer’s book, which shines most brightly when it focuses on his grief for his wife, is not a pedagogical tool and does not advance our understanding of grief in an Read more…

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McNally Jackson – In Conversation with Sarah Weinman

Amazing event McNally Jackson Books last night for The Widower’s Notebook with wonderful Sarah Weinman interviewing me. Just such a good feeling in the room.    

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Medium.com – The First Day of the Rest of My Life as a Widower

Medium.com has featured an excerpt of The Widower’s Notebook as a featured member story. The First Day of the Rest of My Life as a Widower. My wife’s mysterious death, and what came next. I start with the part where I am paralyzed, back pressed Read more…

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Good Grief with Cheryl Jones – Podcast Interview with Jonathan Santlofer

On a day like any other, Jonathan Santlofer was suddenly dropped into the chaos of intense grief when his wife of 40 years suddenly died. His losses before this did not prepare him for his upended life. It did not prepare him for the insensitive Read more…

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Salon – A Widower’s Perspective on Loss and Mourning

Salon talks to “The Widower’s Handbook” author Jonathan Santlofer about what losing someone is really like Grief and trauma are rarely the dramatic, sliding-down-a-wall-in-tears experiences you see in movies. Sure, sometimes there are big, emotional outbursts. But often it’s a dull but persistent numbness. Or Read more…

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The Sunday Times of London – In a Time of Grief, Turning to Art

Here’s an essay The Times and The Sunday Times of London, asked me to write about The Widower’s Notebook. Read the original article here. Friday, August 16, 2013 appeared to be a normal day. My wife, Joy, had undergone minor out-patient knee surgery — the Read more…

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Joy on Paper: Interview with Jonathan Santlofer

Thanks to Patzi Gil at the Joy on Paper Radio Show.  Very glad to be back discussing my new book in such great company. The word “Joy” has always meant so much to me — and so I feel a special connection to Jonathan Santlofer  because his wife’s name was Read more…

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Anxiety Diaries Podcast – Jonathan Santlofer on Dealing with Grief, and How to Keep Living

Thanks to Scott Neumyer at The Anxiety Diaries, a weekly podcast about mental health, incredible people, and much more. Please if you have a moment learn more about our discussion about on dealing with grief, and how to keep living. This week’s episode features an in-depth Read more…

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Grief. Hope. Loss. Love. Jonathan Santlofer Talks About The Widower’s Notebook

What was the “why now” moment for you to write this brave and moving book? Thank you for those kind words. I’m not sure there was one specific moment I could point to. For almost two years after my wife’s death I kept notebooks where Read more…

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