Posted 6/18/2013 by hhill
Finally, a really excellent book that we can give to all our friends. Or at least we can tell our friends about it and strongly hint that they buy it. I am talking about Letty Cottin Pogrebin's new book, How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who is Sick.
Written after her own experience with breast cancer, it is especially helpful in cancer situations, but I suspect the advice is quite relevant to all kinds of crisis and sadness and hardship. The suggestion, for example, to say:' It is good to see you" rather than the dreaded:"How are
you? I mean, really how are
you" would work just as well after a house fire or a death or a horrible accident.