The Other Side of Sadness

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-12-28
  • Publisher: Basic Books

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Everyone has heard of the five stages of grief, ending in an unhappy acceptance in the face of something we're too weak to stand up to. InThe Other Side of Sadness, psychologist and emotions expert George Bonanno rejects that picture as irrelevant because it discounts our ability to be resilient.The Other Side of Sadnessreveals a positive perspective on death and dying, and is a must-read for anyone interested in our innate ability to thrive in the face of adversity.

Author Biography

George A. Bonanno is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Chair of the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Author's Notep. viii
The Worst Thing That Could Ever Happenp. 1
A Bit of Historyp. 11
Sadness and Laughterp. 25
Resiliencep. 45
Whatever Gets You Through the Nightp. 67
Reliefp. 83
When Grief Takes Overp. 95
Terror and Curiosityp. 113
Between Was and Is and Will Bep. 131
Imagining the Afterlifep. 145
Chinese Bereavement Ritualp. 169
Thriving in the Face of Adversityp. 195
Acknowledgmentsp. 205
Notesp. 207
Indexp. 229
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