July 22, 2017

CTRL, ALT, DELETE Podcast: #89 Cathy Rentzenbrink (On Writing About Grief)

Cathy Rentzenbrink is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling memoir The Last Act of Love.

She was born in Cornwall, grew up in Yorkshire and she now lives in London, where she works as a writer and journalist. She is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling memoir The Last Act of Love, which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize and one of my personal favourite memoirs of last year. It tells the story of Cathy and her family coming to terms with a horrific accident involving her younger brother Matty and the heartbreaking aftermath of what happened. It deals with grief, heartbreak, family and the human experience of dealing with something awful that changes your life forever.

Her second book is out now, called A Manual for Heartache. It’s taking her experiences told in her first book and giving practical tips to readers. She describes how she learnt to live with grief and loss and find joy in the world again. She explores how to cope with life at its most difficult and overwhelming. It’s a book that will help to soothe an aching heart and assure its readers that they’re not alone.

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