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Kate Spencer lost her mom to cancer when she was 27. In The Dead Moms Club, she walks listeners through her experience of stumbling through grief and loss and helps them to get through it, too. This isn't a weepy, sentimental story but rather a frank, up-front look at what it means to go through gruesome grief and come out on the other side.

An empathetic listen, The Dead Moms Club covers how losing her mother changed nearly everything in her life: Both men and women listeners who have lost parents or experienced grief of this magnitude will be comforted and consoled. Spencer even concludes each chapter with a cheeky but useful tip for listeners (like the "It's None of Your Business Card" to copy and hand out to nosy strangers asking about your passed loved one).

©2017 Kate Spencer (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Two months plus two days ago I became a member of this club...also due to pancreatic cancer. A very supportive friend found this book for me. She said, "She's a comic. I think her style and perspective might work for you, esp as an initial foray. I hope so". She couldn't have been more right. I got the book in audio, I love it. It hit every emotion and thought I am experiencing. I thought this would help me get through the grief faster, but what I found most valuable is it has validated some of the, what I thought were, inappropriate or unusual thoughts and reactions I'd had. Thank you, and your mom, for this poignant yet comforting memoir, "yo go girl"!

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Thank you Kate

This book put into words exactly how I have felt since May 2017, well actually before then when my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. My life has been turned up side down. Many of my feelings felt wrong or inappropriate. Now they feel normal and justified. I'm glad I'm not alone. I will be recommending this book to all members of the Dead Mom's Club that I know.

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love the book, the writer is witty.
totally recommend, writer did an awesome job. You go Girl!!

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Perfect mix of deep and funny

I wish I'd had this book when my mom died 20 years ago! It was wise, deep, funny, practical, and relatable. Spencer is a talented writer with a strong voice. The book is modern and uplifting, yet very realistic about the long lasting heartbreak and messiness that arises when you lose your mom. I believe this book will truly help young people who lose their beloved mothers (particularly to cancer) for many years to come.

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Great book when you’re shoved into the worst club ever.

While I’m not in the dead mom’s club yet, I am in the dead dad’s club...from pancreatic cancer as well. When I saw this book and the summary pop up on audible I felt a sort of kinship with the author because a lot of what she dealt with her mom’s cancer mirrored what it was like when I dealt with my dad’s 8 month journey with it. I laughed, I teared up at my desk and nodded my head in agreement with a lot of the emotions and situations she felt. It