Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



What to do when I'm gone : a mother's wisdom to her daughter / Suzy Hopkins & Hallie Bateman.

Book Book (2018.)
Description: 137 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
6 of 7 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 7 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Graphic Novels Graphic Novel BJ 1610 .H65 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 01/19/2019
Danvers Adult Graphic Novels (2nd Floor) GN Nonfiction / Hopkins (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Graphic Novels (2nd Floor) GN Nonfiction / Hopkins (Text to Phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult New Books New 170/Hopkins (Text to Phone) Available -
Melrose Adult Graphic Novels (Reference Room) Graphic Novel Hopkins (Text to Phone) Available -
Reading Adult New Nonfiction NEW 158.1 HOP (Text to Phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult Graphic Novels (Next to Reference Desk) GRAPHIC NOVEL Hopkins (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781632869685 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1632869683 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Summary:
One sleepless night while she was in her early twenties, illustrator/writer Hallie Bateman had a painful realization: her mom would die, and after she died she would be gone. The prospect was devastating, and also scary--how would she navigate the world without the person who gave her life? She thought about all the motherly advice she would miss--advice that could help her through the challenges to come, including the ordeal of losing a parent. The next day, Hallie asked her mother, writer Suzy Hopkins, to record step-by-step instructions for her to follow in the event of her mom's death. The list began: "Pour yourself a stiff glass of whiskey and make some fajitas" and continued from there, walking Hallie through the days, months, and years of life after loss, with motherly guidance and support, addressing issues great and small--from choosing a life partner to baking a quiche. The project became a way for mother and daughter to connect with humor, openness, and gratitude. It led to this book. Combining Suzy's wit and heartfelt advice with Hallie's quirky and colorful style, What to Do When I'm Gone is the illustrated instruction manual for getting through life without one's mom. It's also a poignant look at loss, love, and taking things one moment at a time. By turns whimsical, funny, touching, and above all pragmatic, it will leave readers laughing and teary-eyed. And it will spur conversations that enrich family members' understanding of one another.
Citation: Hopkins, Suzy. "What to do when I'm gone : a mother's wisdom to her daughter ." New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.

Additional Resources