CAMBRIDGE: Rebecca Soffer with Laura Zigman, The Modern Loss Handbook

Porter Square Books is pleased to welcome Rebecca Soffer, author of The Modern Loss Handbook: An Interactive Guide to Moving Through Grief and Building Your Resilience. “This book is a gift, a road map, and an inspired conversation all at once. It invites creativity, inner-listening, and refreshing realness as we navigate the ‘messy ride’ of grief.” writes Tembi Locke, actor, producer, and New York Times bestselling author of From Scratch. Local author Laura Zigman will join the author in conversation.

This event will take place at Porter Square Books: Cambridge edition on Monday, June 27 at 7pm ET. Masks are required for all attendees. RSVP's, while not required, are strongly recommended.

Stay connected to your person, yourself, and the world around you in the aftermath of loss.
Modern Loss is all about eradicating the stigma and awkwardness around grief while also focusing on our capacity for resilience and finding meaning. In this interactive guide, Modern Loss cofounder Rebecca Soffer offers candid, practical, and witty advice for confronting a future without your person, honoring their memory, dealing with trigger days, managing your professional life, and navigating new and existing relationships. You’ll find no worn-out platitudes or empty assurances here. With prompts, creative projects, innovative rituals, therapeutic-based exercises, and more, this is the place to explore the messy, long arc of loss on your own timeline—and without judgment.

Rebecca Soffer is the cofounder of Modern Loss, which offers encouraging, creative, and keeping-it-real content and community addressing the long arc of grief. She also coauthored the book Modern Loss: Candid Conversa­tion about GriefBeginners Welcome. and is an internationally recognized speaker on loss and resil­ience. Her work has been widely published with outlets including the New York TimesGlamourMarie Claire, NBC, CNN, and more. She is a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism alumna and a former producer for the Peabody Award–winning The Colbert Report. Rebecca lives in New York City and the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two children.

Laura Zigman is the author of 5 novels, including Separation Anxiety (which was just optioned by Julianne Nicholson and the production company Wiip for a limited television series); Animal Husbandry (which was made into the movie Someone Like You, starring Hugh Jackman and Ashley Judd), Dating Big Bird, Her, and Piece of Work. She has ghostwritten/collaborated on several works of non-fiction, including Eddie Izzard's New York Times bestseller, Believe Me; been a contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post; produced a popular online series of animated videos called Annoying Conversations; and was the recipient of a Yaddo residency. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, son, and deeply human Sheltie.

Event date: 

Monday, June 27, 2022 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140

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The Modern Loss Handbook: An Interactive Guide to Moving Through Grief and Building Your Resilience By Rebecca Soffer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762474813
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Published: Running Press Adult - May 17th, 2022