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The Dead Moms Club

A Memoir About Death, Grief, and Surviving the Mother of All Losses
Narrated by: Kate Spencer
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
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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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Just what I needed

I get the title is The Dead Mom’s Club but it also totally applies to The Dead Dad’s Club too. I recently lost my father and this book was spot on. Very thoughtful, sweet and funny. 11 out of 10 would recommend!

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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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Amazing AMAZING AMAZING!

if your a part of this dreaded club this is the book for you! i love it and I will listen again!

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Thank you, Kate Spencer

This book was exactly what I needed as an 11-day member of the Dead Moms Club. I chose to listen to the audio version because my eyes were too swollen to focus on printed words. It was perfect...Heartfelt, humorous, raw, and perfectly offensive. Thank you, Kate Spencer.

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart

This has been an amazing listen in my fresh grief. it's relatable and makes me feel a little less crazy. Thank you, Kate Spencer.

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relatable

loved it! I have had so many of the same reactions Kate talks about with her grief and life after the mother of all losses. I lost my mom at the age of 26, she was 56 and I am now 27 listening to this story. it is a little crazy to think that life keeps going when you want it to stop and wait until you're ready to return. Kate laid out what she learned which was outlined with humor and sentiment. Thank you for writing this book and also recording the audio. I listened to this book while driving, hanging out doing chores at home, and even at the gym.

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Amazing book, life changing

My mom also passed away from pancreatic cancer. This book has really helped me heal, validating my very real emotions that come from loosing a mom! Yo go girl!

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it's okay.

I finished the whole book within a few weeks. I recently lost my mother to breast cancer, she was at the young age of 49, I am 25. The author spot on described what it is like to be at this age and watch your mom deteriorate. I saw a lot of similarities between my story and hers that is what kept me so intrigued. But one thing that left a bad taste, the overall feeling of this book felt like she was angry and negative about life. There is no faith in this book. HIGHLY reccomend if you DO NOT believe in God. My family and I, fortunately do have a very strong relationship with our religion and tend to look at the harsh reality of losing your mom in a different light. We will meet again..and she is at peace in heaven.

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Thank you for sharing your experience, Kate.

This book helped me. Just the validation of every emotion comes up to grief my mom helped me tremendously.