A Manual For Heartache Web
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In her widely acclaimed heart-breaking true story The Last Act of Love, Cathy Rentzenbrink movingly recounted the story of the death of her brother, following a childhood car accident. The response from readers, often telling their own stories of grief, led to A Manual for Heartache, a broader look at sorrow, anguish, despair, loss and how to try to live with the knowledge that the world can be a cruel place.

In conversation with Peggy Hughes, Programme Director at National Centre for Writing, Cathy reflects on how to cope with life at its most difficult and overwhelming, and how we can emerge from suffering forever changed, but filled with hope.

A generous and important addition to an expanding shelf of therapeutic memoirs that help us blunder through modern life

The Sunday Times