So Sorry For Your Loss – Lone Star Book Blog Tour

by Dina Gachman
Grief & Bereavement / Love & Loss / Parenting & Relationships
Publisher: Union Square & Co.
Page Count: 240 pages
Publication Date: April 11, 2023
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A heartfelt exploration about what it means to process grief, by a bestselling author and journalist whose experience with two devastating losses inspired her to bring comfort and understanding to others.
Since losing her mother to cancer in 2018 and her sister to alcoholism less than three years later, author and journalist Dina Gachman has dedicated herself to understanding what it means to grieve, healing after loss, and the ways we stay connected to those we miss. Through a mix of personal storytelling, reporting, and insight from experts and even moments of humor, Gachman gives readers a fresh take on grief and bereavement—whether the loss is a family member, beloved pet, or a romantic relationship. No one wants to join the grief club, since membership comes with zero perks, but So Sorry for Your Loss will make that initiation just a little less painful.
In the spirit of Elizabeth Kubler Ross books like On Grief and Grieving, or C.S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed, So Sorry for Your Loss is the perfect gift for someone who is grieving. With her blend of personal experiences, expert advice, and just a little bit of humor, Gachman has provided a compassionate and compelling resource for anyone looking for grief books.


“Gachman perceptively puts words to the uncomfortable realities of loss…and deconstructs its social myths, helping readers feel less alone. Those facing loss will find solace here.” Publishers Weekly

So Sorry for Your Loss is a monument to the work of remembering and a testament to the immutable love of family and the grief that forever changes us.” —Lauren Hough, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing

So Sorry for Your Loss is a meditation on loss that reminds us how to go on living.” —Deirdre Fagan, author of Find a Place for Me and The Grief Eaters



After hearing this author speak at a local book festival, I knew (and I was right) that this book would make a profound impact on me. As someone who has experienced loss, I found myself nodding along to so much of what Dina shared about her journey through grief. So much of her story was my story and as I kept marking passages, I realized that I too was a member of this “crappy club”.

Dina’s writing is raw and honest, and she doesn’t shy away from exploring the difficult emotions that come with grief. She shares her own experiences with vulnerability and bravery, and her words will resonate with anyone who has ever lost a loved one. As I turned the pages, I felt like I was right there with Dina, navigating the twists and turns of her journey and retracing my own paths and emotions. Her writing is so vivid it’s almost like she’s speaking directly to you.

One of the things I loved most about this book is how it captures the complexity of grief. Dina doesn’t try to sugarcoat the pain or pretend that everything was perfect, but she also doesn’t dwell on the negative. Instead, she shows how grief can be a transformative experience that teaches us about love, resilience, and the power of the human spirit. That it’s ok to laugh at the absurdity of some of the situations surrounding death.

Overall, this is a beautiful and moving book that I highly recommend to anyone who has experienced loss or grief. Dina Gachman’s writing is both powerful and comforting, and her story is a testament to the enduring power of love and hope.

Dina Gachman is a Pulitzer Center Grantee and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Vox, Texas Monthly, and more. She’s a New York Times bestselling ghostwriter and the author of Brokenomics: 50 Ways to Live the Dream on a Dime. She lives near Austin, Texas, with her husband and son. Photo credit Jessica Comiskey.
Three winners each receive a signed copy of
So Sorry for Your Loss
(US only; ends midnight, CST, 5/12/23)

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