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Finding Joy

Gary Andrews

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Coping with death & bereavement, Personal & social issues: death & bereavement (Chi

A beautifully illustrated, comic and moving story of family life after loss, from former Disney illustrator Gary Andrews.

'A dad's account of heartbreak and hope' Daily Mail

In 2017, illustrator and animator Gary Andrews suddenly lost his wife, Joy, to sepsis, leaving him a widower and single father to two young children.

As a way of coping, Gary posted a doodle a day on Twitter, illustrating the ups and downs of family life after Joy's death. His drawings, which depict his and his children's pain, love and humour with an extraordinary honesty, have since resonated with people all over the world and have been shared tens of thousands of times online.

FINDING JOY brings together old and new drawings to tell Gary's story. The result is an astonishingly movingly, often funny and ultimately life affirming book that will help anyone on a grief journey of their own.

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Praise for Finding Joy

  • If ever there was something created from the heart, this is it. A remarkable book that charts the journey of grief with warmth, compassion and humour. For those of us who have experienced loss, it offers comfort and hope. Despite the story of loss, there is so much joy in these pages

  • A delightful and poignant rollercoaster, just like grief itself. I'm so glad he has shared Joy's story with us

  • Gary's humble and charmingly relatable collection will conjure tears, laughter and a sense that even if you're going through the deepest pain, there's still wonder to be found in life - Talkabout, Marie Curie magazine

  • Wonderful . . . out of this huge tragedy [Gary Andrews] has created something beautiful and poignant

  • Touching and genuinely uplifting - Daily Mail

  • Perhaps the sweetest and most poignant book of the year . . . It's often said that men don't talk about their feelings enough: this widowed father has doodled about them instead, and the result is more eloquent than any words - Daily Mail, BOOKS OF THE YEAR

  • Sad but uplifting, beautiful and absolutely brilliant

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