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Grief is a Sneaky Bitch

Lisa Keefauver

Warwick’s presents
Lisa Keefauver
in conversation with Melissa Gould

Grief is a Sneaky Bitch

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 7:30pm PDT

7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
Grief is a Sneaky Bitch

This event is free and open to the public; free seating is subject to available space on a first-come, first-served basis.

Warwick's presents Lisa Keefauver as she launches her new book, Grief Is a Sneaky Bitch: An Uncensored Guide to Navigating Loss, in conversation with Melissa GouldLisa Keefauver is a social worker, grief activist, and founder of Reimagining Grief. She is an adjunct professor of loss and grief at the University of Texas at Austin, an organizational consultant, and a keynote speaker (including at TEDx). In 2019, she created the popular podcast Grief is a Sneaky Bitch.

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When social worker Lisa Keefauver became a widow in 2011, she was alarmed to discover that even though 100 percent of us experience loss, we're living in a grief illiterate world. In her work as a therapist, and in her search for help in the wake of her own loss, Keefauver began to see how the misguided stories we consume about grief lead to unnecessary suffering. Responding to the problematic narratives that grief is something to move on from after completing the five stages like some sort of to-do list, Keefauver became a grief activist. Through this book and her hit podcast of the same title, she creates a safe place to be inside the messiness of it all, to discover the full spectrum of grief, and to find the tools that help grievers move forward, not on. Grief is a Sneaky Bitch is a comprehensive guide―serving as both a manual full of insights and skills and more importantly, as a thoughtful companion that helps readers feel seen and held.

Keefauver shares her personal and professional wisdom alongside the lessons she's learned from clinicians, authors, poets, and friends. In place of rigid instructions and must-do checklists, Grief is a Sneaky Bitch invites reflection, encourages self-compassion, and explores the therapeutic power of humor with, yes, a bit of profanity.

Melissa Gould is the author of the bestselling memoir, Widowish, which has been named one of BookAuthority's Best Grief Books of All Time. Widowish was also awarded 2022's Best New Non-Fiction Book by the International Book Awards. Melissa's essays have been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Hollywood Reporter, Buzzfeed and more. She is also an award-winning screenwriter whose credits include Bill Nye the Science Guy, Beverly Hills 90210, Party of Five, and Lizzie McGuire, to name a few. Melissa speaks and lectures widely on the subject of grief, parenting, and life after loss. Her workshops for healing and connection are held throughout the year.

Grief Is a Sneaky Bitch: An Uncensored Guide to Navigating Loss By Lisa Keefauver Cover Image
ISBN: 9781477329306
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Texas Press - June 4th, 2024