Forget Prayers, Bring Cake

A Single Woman’s Guide to Grieving

Written By: Merissa Nathan Gerson
Though at times it may seem impossible, we can heal with help from our friends and community—if we know how to ask. This heartrending, relatable account of one woman’s reckoning with loss is a guide to the world of self-recovery, self-love, and the skills necessary to meeting one's own needs in these times of pain—especially when that pain is suffered alone.

Grief is all around us. In the world of today it has become common and layered, no longer only an occasional weight. This book provides actions to boost self-care and self-worth; it shows when and how to ask for love and attention, and how to provide it for others. In a moment in which community, affection, and generosity are needed more than ever, this book is an indispensable road map.
Format: Softbound
Published on: 8/17/2021
ISBN: 9781647224196
Pages: 180
Trim Size: 6 x 9

  • About the Author 
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Merissa Nathan Gerson, Author: Merissa Nathan Gerson is a New Orleans–based writer, Tulane professor, and sex educator. Her written work has been seen in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Playboy, and Tablet, among others. She was the inherited trauma consultant for Amazon’s Emmy Award–winning television show Transparent and continues to speak nationwide on sex, Judaism, LGBTQ inclusion in Jewish spaces, and the inheritance of trauma and memory.
"There’s someone in your life — maybe it’s you — who absolutely needs this book." – Hey Alma

"Gerson debuts with an illuminating memoir-cum-guide to dealing with grief as a single woman...Gerson’s willingness to explore the depth and breadth of personal loss will help those grieving know they are not alone." --Publishers Weekly