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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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Wow!! What language!!

I recently lost my mom and this book came highly recommended so I desperately wanted to love it. As a Christian I cannot listen to this book. It is filled with f-bombs, G-d, ....the language in this book would make a sailor blush. I will find another book to help me grieve. I cannot listen to this. And it absolutely does nothing to enhance the book, so would an author intentionally fill a work of art with trash?!?!

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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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Member since 9/21, I felt every word in my soul, thanks for voicing grief.

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Chose this one !!

I started three books on grief… And could not get through the first chapter of any of these. They seemed insincere and clinical… Thank you Cate for telling it like it is,It’s messy and hard and you think you will never get to the other side. Kate’s words were honest helpful and in someways difficult to hear.But she knew exactly how I was feeling every day and how I would feel as the weeks passed... You go girl !

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LOVE IT

I've read the book and absolutely love it! To listen to Kate herself read it was beyond amazing. I am unfortunately part of the club and I'd like to thank you Kate for sharing your story which I can relate in so many ways.

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I also lost my mom to this cancer

This book was so amazing! It hit right in the spots that you go through during the lost of your mom especially with my mom having the same cancer pancreatic cancer. I’m so thankful for this book.

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relatable

loved listening to a grieving daughter's experience with losing her mom. The down to earth depictions of grief and the hilarious suggestions of advice were a pleasure to listen to. It took a while for me to warm up to it, but once I did. I found it enjoyable. I think her experience with a parent dying from cancer and the at home hospice experience will definitely resonate with readers, it did not with me since my mom died in a different manner

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Thank you Kate

If you’re in the club, you know there’s not enough words or the right ones to fully explain the shitstorm you feel. Kate got as close as possible to accurately describe the essence of being in this crappy club. I will reread this book a million times! Thank you Kate!

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  • 09-24-20

Brilliant

Loved it. Amazing, honest, funny, real. Thank you Kate! What a comfort to read and relate to.

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  • 08-08-20

Thankyou kate x

helped me so much recommend to all in this dreaded club thankyou kate nailed it