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Left Bank Books welcomes Washington University alum, writer, professor and sex educator Merissa Nathan Gerson, who will discuss her heartrending, relatable account, Forget Prayers, Bring Cake: A Single Woman's Guide to Grieving, on our Facebook Live Page at 7pm CT on August 19. Gerson will be in conversation with St. Louis author of Famished Rebecca Lester. Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order a copy of Forget Prayers, Bring Cake: A Single Woman's Guide to Grieving from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores! About Forget Prayers, Bring Cake: A Single Woman's Guide to Grieving ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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. A book needed now more than ever, Forget Prayers, Bring Cake is for people of all ages and orientations dealing with grief of any sort--professional, personal, romantic, familial, or even the sadness of the modern day. 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. It shows that it is okay to define your needs and ask others to share theirs. In a moment in which community, affection, and generosity are needed more than ever, this book is an indispensable road map. This book will be a guiding light to a healthier mental state amid these troubled times. "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."-- Publish
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