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We're pleased to share that Bustle has included Everything is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs in their "14 Debut Books By Women Coming Out in 2018 That You Need in Your TBR Pile" article.

Here's what Bustle says about Everything is Horrible and Wonderful: "Stephanie Wittels Wachs’ life was changed in the way that many lives are: by a single phone call. In Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss, Wachs describes the death of her brother Harris — a young, bright, comedy star — due to a heroin overdose. Unsentimental and at times even funny, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful is Wachs' journey to make sense of the senseless, to move from grief to hope, and to let humor light the way."

Book Info

 

9781492664109

Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs

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Publication Date: February 27th, 2018

Buy It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Book Depository

The space between life and death is a moment.

But it will remain alive in me for hundreds of thousands of future moments.

One phone call. That’s all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs’ life forever..

Her younger brother Harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows like Parks and Recreation, had died of a heroin overdose. How do you make sense of such a tragic end to a life of so much hilarious brilliance?

In beautiful, unsentimental, and surprisingly funny prose, Stephanie Wittels Wachs alternates between her brother’s struggle with addiction, which she learned about three days before her wedding, and the first year after his death, in all its emotional devastation. This compelling portrait of a comedic genius and a profound exploration of the love between siblings is A Year of Magical Thinking for a new generation of readers.

A heartbreaking but hopeful memoir of addiction, grief, and family, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful will make you laugh, cry, and wonder if that possum on the fence is really your brother’s spirit animal.

 

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