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Fatherly.com – 9 New Books Every Guy Should Read to Be Better and Smarter

From Fatherly.com reviews: “When his wife, Joy, died in 2013, author and artist Jonathan Santlofer struggled to readjust and re-enter the land of the living. The notebook, this year’s The Year of Magical Thinking, is a chronicle of this long journey back. It’s beautiful and, Read more…

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Events for the Widower’s Notebook

Event Time Place Link Jonathan Santlofer, Dani Shapiro and Neal Thompson Thursday May 16, 2019 6:30 pm Yaddo Variations – Evening of Memoir New York, NY more info Jonathan Santlofer in conversation with Joyce Carol Oates Saturday March 23, 2019 6:30 pm Montclair Literary Festival Read more…

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92Y – Jonathan Santlofer in Conversation with Joyce Carol Oates

Explore the power of love, the pain of loss and the experience of moving forward with writer Joyce Carol Oates and writer and artist Jonathan Santlofer, as they discuss their work and the art of the memoir. After losing his wife, tragically and unexpectedly, Santlofer Read more…

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The Art of The Widower’s Notebook

After my wife, Joy’s, sudden death I hid all of the photographs – it was too painful for me to have them around, particularly to come upon them unexpectedly. I needed to be prepared, in control, and drawing provided that. … Continue reading

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Praise for The Widower’s Notebook

“The Widower’s Notebook is a searing rendition of the complex relationship between men and grief—an intense despair that is too often starved for words. This chronicle of devastation is itself devastating, a deeply powerful and unflinchingly honest report of how painfully and strangely life continues Read more…

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The Library Journal Reviews The Widower’s Notebook

    “Nero Award winner whose debut novel, The Death Artist, was an international best seller and an artist whose works grace major collections (e.g., the Metropolitan Museum of Art), Santlofer writes about the shock of his wife’s sudden, unexpected death and his inability to Read more…

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