Everyone has heard of the five stages of grief, ending in an unhappy acceptance in the face of something we’re too weak to stand up to. In The Other Side of Sadness, psychologist and emotions expert George Bonanno rejects that picture as irrelevant because it discounts our ability to be resilient. The Other Side of Sadness reveals a positive perspective on death and dying, and is a must-read for anyone interested in our innate ability to thrive in the face of adversity.
George A. Bonanno is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Chair of the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He lives in New York City.