“Listen, World!” Empowering Lessons in Grief From a Woman Writer Born 100 Years Ago Beyond self-help books and memoir, biography is a vital yet overlooked reservoir of support and healing after loss. The opportunity to bear witness to how another person grappled with grief allows us to better understand our own pain and devise a path forward. Join Allison Gilbert, author Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive and co-author of Listen, World!: How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America’s Most-Read Woman, as she uncovers the lessons in Robinson’s remarkable life and stirring writing. Listen, World! is the first biography of Robinson, a single mother who survives the death of her only son and becomes the most-read woman in the country and highest-paid woman writer in the William Randolph Hearst media empire. “By writing this book, I’ve come to realize that biography can help the bereaved feel just as connected and understood as any self-help book or memoir,” she said. “Biography is an underutilized resource that fuels healing.”


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