Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb: Q&A with Kelley Clink

Deborah Kalb interviews author Kelley Clink about her book, A Different Kind of Same, a memoir of her brother's suicide and the grief that followed.

"My brother’s death shattered that armor. Grief stripped me down to my rawest self, and I had no idea how to handle everything I was feeling. Actually, I didn’t know how to handle anything I was feeling.

And I didn’t know how to talk about it. I was terrified to talk about it. I’d conditioned myself to hide messy and complicated emotions for so long, I was sure that anyone who knew the depth of my grief would turn and run from me, screaming.

Writing broke those big, messy, complicated emotions into manageable pieces. It helped me get some of the chaos out of my head. But most important, when I found the right words for those feelings, when the words came from my fingers instead of my mouth, they were much easier to share."

Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb: Q&A with Kelley Clink

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