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Today on Your Call: How do we grieve?

On today’s Your Call, we'll have a conversation with Meghan O'Rourke, author of the memoir, “The Long Goodbye.” She says most westerners are uncomfortable around death and the rituals that once guided mourners and communities have mostly disappeared. What is grief? And what is it like to mourn when there are so few rituals for observing and externalizing grief? Join us at 10am Pacific Time or post a comment here. How have you coped with the death of a loved one? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.


Meghan O’Rourke is award winning essayist and poet. Her latest book, The Long Goodbye, which chronicles her mother's cancer and eventual death, is based on a series of essays she wrote for Slate

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Meghan O'Rourke

New Yorker: Good Grief: Is there a better way to be bereaved