The Bright Hour : : A Memoir Of Living And Dying
Book - 2017 362.196 Ri, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Self-Help / Death & Grief / Riggs, Nina 2 On Shelf 24 requests on 12 copies
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Call Number: 362.196 Ri, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Self-Help / Death & Grief / Riggs, Nina
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"Built on her wildly popular Modern Love column, 'When a Couch is More Than a Couch' (9/23/2016), a breathtaking memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' by the 38 year old great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, mother to two young boys, wife of 16 years, after her terminal cancer diagnosis"-- Provided by publisher.
"An exquisite memoir about how to live--and love--every day with 'death in the room, ' from poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in the tradition of When Breath Becomes Air. 'We are breathless, but we love the days. They are promises. They are the only way to walk from one night to the other.' Nina Riggs was just thirty-seven years old when initially diagnosed with breast cancer--one small spot. Within a year, the mother of two sons, ages seven and nine, and married sixteen years to her best friend, received the devastating news that her cancer was terminal. How does one live each day, 'unattached to outcome'? How does one approach the moments, big and small, with both love and honesty? Exploring motherhood, marriage, friendship, and memory, even as she wrestles with the legacy of her great-great-great grandfather, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nina Riggs's breathtaking memoir continues the urgent conversation that Paul Kalanithi began in his gorgeous When Breath Becomes Air. She asks, what makes a meaningful life when one has limited time? Brilliantly written, disarmingly funny, and deeply moving, The Bright Hour is about how to love all the days, even the bad ones, and it's about the way literature, especially Emerson, and Nina's other muse, Montaigne, can be a balm and a form of prayer. It's a book about looking death squarely in the face and saying 'this is what will be.' Especially poignant in these uncertain times, The Bright Hour urges us to live well and not lose sight of what makes us human: love, art, music, words"-- Provided by publisher.
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Beautiful and heart breaking submitted by jhaberich on July 17, 2018, 8:53am This was really well written but not easy to read - given the subject matter. I had listened to the Modern Love column podcast, which featured the essay that Riggs had written, which is what prompted me to read her book. It was well worth reading.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Year Published: 2017
Description: 310 pages ; 22 cm.
Riggs, Nina -- Philosophy.
Breast -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Terminally ill -- United States -- Biography.
Death -- Psychological aspects.
Mothers -- United States -- Biography.
Women poets, American -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Personal Memoirs.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Women.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Medical.