Reviews tagging 'Grief'
hnagarne's review against another edition
Graphic: Cancer, Child death, Suicidal thoughts, Death, Grief, Mental illness, and Panic attacks/disorders
Moderate: Mental illness
Minor: Child death, Terminal illness, Grief, and Death
Graphic: Mental illness, Grief, and Death
Moderate: Suicidal thoughts, Panic attacks/disorders, and Child death
Moderate: Grief, Child death, Medical trauma, Death, Medical content, and Mental illness
Minor: Suicidal thoughts, Panic attacks/disorders, Fire/Fire injury, Chronic illness, and Vomit
ivan_levitt's review against another edition
Moderate: Mental illness and Grief
- People who looking for a little hope within a realistic worldview
- Fans of John Green
- Fans of fun essays and non-fiction collections
Moderate: Death, Grief, and Chronic illness
Moderate: Child death, Terminal illness, and Mental illness
Minor: Racism, Grief, and War
A selection of the things that I learned while reading this book:
- you should never predict the end of the world, you will almost certainly be wrong
- the tail of Halley's comet extends more than sixty million miles through space
- are conditioning systems in many buildings are biased to cater to men's temperature preferences
- basically all penicillin in the world descends from a mold found on a cantaloupe (and the scientists ate it after scraping off the mold)
- lawn maintenance creates more carbon dioxide than the lawns can capture
- Monopoly was actually invented by a woman
Before starting this book officially I had already read a single chapter of it about a year ago, the one titled "Auld Lang Syne." I had actually never actively heard of the song (though I am sure I had heard it before passively in a movie or something similar) and I found it so beautiful that I listened to it on repeat and then did a university assignment on it. I too would like to give Auld Lang Syne five stars.
Each first edition book of this title was signed by John Green. He made a video about this on the Youtube channel he shares with his brother Hank, explaining that his signature didn't make books worth more because by now, he has signed so many of them. However, I would like to claim an exception to this in this very instance. While every single book of this first edition was supposed to have a signature, mine has not. Thus, by NOT having a signature I would actually argue that my first edition of this book is worth more than the other ones. Oh how the tables have tabled. I give this book five stars.
Graphic: Mental illness
Moderate: Grief, Death, and Child death
Minor: Cancer, Suicidal thoughts, and Panic attacks/disorders
mandaraffe's review against another edition
Graphic: Mental illness
Moderate: Child death
Minor: Animal death, Grief, Medical content, Racism, Terminal illness, Cancer, Slavery, and Suicidal thoughts
rensreading's review against another edition
there’s just something about talking about things so mundane but have had such a profound impact on your life that really unsettles you, just for a moment. part of it being mundane usually means its insignificant enough to not warrant much attention, but then there are moment where they mark so MANY points in our lives. from teddy bears to sunsets to a hot dog eating contest, green’s life has been touched by so much and he still has so many more experiences to make.
i’m not generally a fan of his other stuff because of the way mass consumption turned his works into romanticism of various mental illnesses and yet this was raw. he held nothing back. he opened himself up and discussed how these little things really affected him during the lowest and highest points of his life. that’s exceedingly brave. and he absolutely should get his flowers for this book.
this felt like a diary and a hug wrapped into one. i loved it.
5 stars! (:
Graphic: Mental illness, Panic attacks/disorders, and Bullying
Moderate: Medical content, Grief, and Death
Minor: Forced institutionalization and Suicidal thoughts