In this moving and powerful book, Josh Lasky draws on his personal experience as a caregiver for his wife during her battle with cancer to explore the many dimensions of caregiving. He writes about the challenges he faced—from managing conflicting emotions to coping with burnout—and offers readers insightful advice on how to cultivate resilience in themselves and their loved ones. Along the way, Lasky reflects on enduring themes such as fear, loss, love, and hope, offering readers a compassionate vision of what it means to live gratefully even in the most difficult circumstances.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for caregivers who are struggling with their role and looking for ways to find resilience. It also offers hope and compassion to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
- The author writes candidly about the challenges and emotions he faced as a caregiver.
- The book offers insightful advice on how to cultivate resilience in caregivers.
- The author reflects on enduring themes such as fear, loss, love, and hope.
- The author’s personal experience with caregiving for his wife might make readers feel like they are getting a one-sided perspective.
- The book feels very dense and may be difficult to read for those who are not particularly interested in Caregiving 101 topics.
- The title of the book is potentially misleading, as it makes it sound like the entire focus will be on gratitude, when in fact there is only a brief chapter on this topic.
Learn more about the author
Josh Lasky is a writer and teacher based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has written for numerous publications, including “The New York Times,” the “Los Angeles Review of Books,” and Salon.com. His work has been anthologized in such collections as “Best American Essays” and “33 1/3: The Smiths.” This is his first book. Twitter Username: @JoshLasky.
“This book is a must-read for caregivers and those close to them. It provides insight, guidance, and hope from someone who has been through the experience of caregiving.”
“This is an eloquent and inspiring book about the power of caregiving. Lasky offers readers a compassionate view of what it means to live gratefully in difficult circumstances.”
“This book is a transformative gift. Josh Lasky’s beautiful writing and honest exploration of his own caregiving journey invites us into the heart of what it means to be fully alive, even in moments of great suffering. This book provides readers with essential tools for enduring any challenge we may face in our lives.”
“A beautifully written, deeply soulful account of caregiving. Lasky bares his innermost thoughts and feelings as he wrestles with the challenges of caring for his wife during her battle with cancer. This is a profoundly moving book that will speak to anyone who has ever faced difficult times.”