For a very limited time get a copy of Jason Roeder’s hilarious Griefstrike!, signed by the author!


When it comes to grief, there’s no room for second best. Sure, there are other guidebooks aimed at helping you cope with the emotional and practical challenges of losing a loved one. None, however, have been written by a comedy writer whose “therapeutic training” went no further than an undergraduate degree in psychology, and who lived through this terrible experience and emerged intact enough to write a bunch of jokes about it. What The Daily Show’s America (The Book) was to civics and The Onion’s Our Dumb Century was to the history of the twentieth century, Jason Roeder’s hilarious (and often moving) Griefstrike! is to death, mourning, and somehow getting on with your life.

Praise for Griefstrike! The Ultimate Guide to Mourning

“One of the worst things about heavy grief that prim, humorless part of your brain that tells you can’t laugh. Griefstrike! punches that part of your brain right in the lobes. Equal parts funny, insightful, and moving, this book reminds you that laughter is always just another kind of crying, and just as cathartic and necessary.”
John Hodgman

Griefstrike! by Jason Roeder is hilarious. I hope he experiences more loss so he can write a sequel.”
Simon Rich, author of New Teeth: Stories

“After I die, put my skeleton in a chair reading this book, with my skull tilted back and my jaw open wide in laughter.”
Jack Handey, author of Deep Thoughts

“This is the hilarious and informative grief handbook I didn’t know I needed. But hopefully not too soon.”
Judd Apatow, author of Sicker in the Head: More Conversations about Life in Comedy

Griefstrike! is full of genuinely hilarious jokes (my favorite kind of jokes) as well as genuinely poignant feelings (a top five kind of feelings at minimum). Reading it will bring you joy and comfort, and then if you’re anything like me, you’ll have a slight spiral about whether it’s messed up to feel any happiness at a time like this.”
Josh Gondelman, author of Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results

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