About the Authors
- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: HarperOne (January 17, 2017)
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 8 inches
We’ve all been there, haven’t we? The phone rings, and someone you love is sobbing. Your gut tightens, your pulse quickens. A coworker’s child has been born with a serious heart condition, or someone’s husband has been in a car accident, or a friend has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
The good news is when someone in your life is hurting, there are real, concrete ways to help, and helping is probably easier than you think. This definitive guide, from empathy expert Dr. Kelsey Crowe and greeting card maverick Emily McDowell, blends well-researched, actionable advice with the no-nonsense humor and signature illustration style of McDowell’s immensely popular Empathy™ Cards to help you feel confident in connecting with anyone experiencing grief, loss, illness, or any other difficult situation.
Written in a how-to, relatable, we’ve-all- been-there style, There Is No Good Card for This isn’t a spiritual treatise on how to make you a better person or a scientific argument about why compassion matters. Crowe and McDowell have created an essential illustrated guide to active compassion that takes you, step by step by step, past the paralysis of thinking about someone in a difficult time to actually doing something (or nothing) with good judgment instead of fear.