What to Do When I'm Gone : A Mother's Wisdom to Her Daughter

What to Do When I'm Gone : A Mother's Wisdom to Her Daughter

Description

A mother's advice to her daughter--a guide to daily living, both practical and sublime--with full-color illustrations throughout. One sleepless night while she was in her early twenties, illustrator/writer Hallie Bateman had a painful realization: her mom would die, and after she died she would be gone. The prospect was devastating, and also scary--how would she navigate the world without the person who gave her life? She thought about all the motherly advice she would miss--advice that could help her through the challenges to come, including the ordeal of losing a parent. The next day, Hallie asked her mother, writer Suzy Hopkins, to record step-by-step instructions for her to follow in the event of her mom's death. The list began: Pour yourself a stiff glass of whiskey and make some fajitas and continued from there, walking Hallie through the days, months, and years of life after loss, with motherly guidance and support, addressing issues great and small--from choosing a life partner to baking a quiche. The project became a way for mother and daughter to connect with humor, openness, and gratitude. It led to this book. Combining Suzy's wit and heartfelt advice with Hallie's quirky and colorful style, What to Do When I'm Gone is the illustrated instruction manual for getting through life without one's mom. It's also a poignant look at loss, love, and taking things one moment at a time. By turns whimsical, funny, touching, and above all pragmatic, it will leave readers laughing and teary-eyed. And it will spur conversations that enrich family members' understanding of one another.

Similar Books

ISBN 10: 0571327230
ISBN 13: 9780571327232

01 Sep 2016
Max Porter

ISBN 10: 1622039076
ISBN 13: 9781622039074

01 Oct 2017
Megan Devine

ISBN 10: 1501144324
ISBN 13: 9781501144325

19 Jun 2018
Matthew Walker

ISBN 10: 1476771510
ISBN 13: 9781476771519

18 Apr 2017
Dr. Kenneth J. Doka

ISBN 10: 1523510056
ISBN 13: 9781523510054

07 Apr 2021
Hallie Bateman

ISBN 10: 1580056873
ISBN 13: 9781580056878

21 Dec 2017
Kate Spencer

ISBN 10: 1569246343
ISBN 13: 9781569246344

27 Mar 2000
Chuck Spezzano

ISBN 10: 1633533883
ISBN 13: 9781633533882

01 Feb 2017
Ty Alexander

ISBN 10: 1250237025
ISBN 13: 9781250237026

22 Oct 2019
Heike Faller

ISBN 10: 0525553029
ISBN 13: 9780525553021

04 May 2020
Tyler Feder

ISBN 10: 0738217735
ISBN 13: 9780738217734

08 Apr 2014
Hope Edelman

ISBN 10: 057845601X
ISBN 13: 9780578456010

19 Feb 2019
Sara Bragin