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Meghan O’Rourke

Meghan O’Rourke appears in the following:

Gymnastics Fever

Friday, August 03, 2012

Meghan O'Rourke, Slate contributor and author of The Long Goodbye: A Memoir, discusses why gymnastics is so captivating and takes calls from anyone with gymnastics fever.

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On Grief: How to Help Friends in Mourning

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Meghan O'Rourke discusses her book on grief, The Long Goodbye, and the findings of the survey on grief that she and Leeat Granek conducted and wrote about for Slate—and takes calls from listeners on advice for grievers.

Listeners: If you've dealt with loss, tell us what you wanted from your friends and family. What were the right things to say and do and what were the wrong things? Or if you're a friend of someone mourning, do you have questions about what to say and how to help? Give us a call 212-433-WNYC or comment here!

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The Long Goodbye

Monday, May 30, 2011

Meghan O’Rourke discusses how unprepared she was for the intensity of sorrow she felt after her mother’s death, and looks at what it means to mourn today, in a culture that rarely acknowledges grief. The Long Goodbye is a record of her interior life as a mourner, an attempt to capture the monumental agony and microscopic intimacies of grief. It looks at how caring for her mother during her illness changed and strengthened their bond, and show how her family persevered even in the face of immeasurable loss.

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Meghan O’Rourke's The Long Goodbye

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Meghan O’Rourke discusses how unprepared she was for the intensity of sorrow she felt after her mother’s death, and looks at what it means to mourn today, in a culture that rarely acknowledges grief. The Long Goodbye is a record of her interior life as a mourner, an attempt to capture the monumental agony and microscopic intimacies of grief. It looks at how caring for her mother during her illness changed and strengthened their bond, and show how her family persevered even in the face of immeasurable loss.

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