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You Are Not Alone : from the creator and host of Griefcast - Cariad Lloyd

You Are Not Alone

from the creator and host of Griefcast

By: Cariad Lloyd

Paperback | 31 January 2023

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'A blackly funny, honest, thought-provoking and compassionate book' THE TIMES
'Full of sense, heart and hope' PHILIPPA PERRY
'Cariad Lloyd has changed the way we speak about grief' SARA PASCOE
Welcome to the club.

I'm still here now, all these years later. You don't leave once you've joined; it's a life membership. Grief eases and changes and returns but it never disappears.

But you will be okay. Somehow you will be.

When Cariad was just fifteen, her dad died. She became the person-whose-dad-had-died; a mess of emotions and questions; a grief-mess.

Years later, she began trying to unravel this tightly wound grief. What had happened? What effect had it all had on who she was? She started Griefcast, the podcast that talks openly, honestly and at times cheerfully about life's most difficult moment- its end.

Inspired by her own grief mistakes and lessons, and from the profound and witty insights from her incredible guests including Philippa Perry, Reverend Richard Coles, Isabel Allende, Nish Kumar and Marian Keyes Cariad provides a road map for all of us. For anybody who has felt lost in grief, who wants to help someone struggling, or just wants to understand this life a little better. You are not alone.
'It's honest and warm and funny (in all the right places)' JULIA SAMUEL
'A comfy companion for anyone struggling after the death of someone close' BBC NEWS
'A book that you should read before grief takes over your life' FI GLOVER

About the Author

Cariad Lloyd is an actor, comedian, improviser, podcaster and writer. She is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Griefcast, where she talks to people about their experiences of grief and death. Past guests gave included Adam Buxton, Aisling Bea, Sara Pascoe, Isabel Allende, Fleur East, Monty Don and Nish Kumar. It won Podcast of the Year at the British podcast awards in 2018. Cariad has also appeared in Peep Show, Have I Got News For You and QI, and is one of the creators of improv show, Austentatious.
Industry Reviews
Grief: it is unpredictable and funny and sad, and You Are Not Alone captures this beautifully ... It is a blackly funny, honest, thought-provoking and compassionate book that will be of comfort to all who know loss ... Her chapter on modern mourning is fascinating .... There is useful advice on how to talk to someone who is grieving .... Lloyd encourages us to consider our own death in a chapter that is confronting and important. Most of us don't want to think about it, but doing so could make life much easier for our loved ones ... As the chapters progress, we see her teenage irritation and anger soften into a longing to have known him better. I teared up reading the list of questions she has for him ... This is a book with great heart. As cliched as it might sound, you do feel less alone after reading it ... This book helps to break the silence around something we all experience. ''We live, we die. That's it. Isn't it strange and normal? Isn't it awful and ordinary?'' Exactly. * The Times *

This book is a game-changer, a grief companion for our time . . . Practical, kind, honest, generous. Read it before you need to. You can thank me later -- Dr Kathryn Mannix, author of With the End in Mind

We do not talk enough about grief. Often, it is a lonely path. Cariad Lloyd has made it her life's work to make us feel less alone, like we belong to a club, like our grief is both collective and individual, that there is no right way to remember those no longer with us, and that there is great comfort in talking about grief and death. Told with humanity, humour and honesty, this is a book for all of us, because we will all experience grief at some point in our lives, and this book will make us feel less alone -- Dr Nikesh Shukla

Stunning . . . This is a necessary book for all of us, those new to grief, the old hands, or the simply curious to understand. Even though it is about death, it's a guide book to life -- Aisling Bea

It is the secret desire of many artists to make themselves useful and Cariad has achieved just that. A wise, warm and important book -- Robert Webb

A pick-and-mix of insight into loss, filled with wit, warmth and wisdom -- Alan Davies

I love this book. It's honest and warm and funny (in all the right places), and connects us to our most vulnerable and robust selves. Everyone should read it -- Julia Samuel

The most helpful book that I have ever read about grief...A book that you should read before grief takes over your life...I couldn't recommend this book highly enough. Keep one with you at all times. At some point you, or someone you love, is going to need it -- Fi Glover

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