There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say And Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, And Unfair To People You Love by Kelsey CroweThere Is No Good Card for This: What To Say And Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, And Unfair To People You Love by Kelsey Crowe

There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say And Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, And Unfair To People…

byKelsey Crowe, Emily McDowell

Hardcover | January 17, 2017

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The creator of the viral hit "Empathy Cards" teams up with a compassion expert to produce a visually stunning and groundbreaking illustrated guide to help you increase your emotional intelligence and learn how to offer comfort and support when someone you know is in pain.

When someone you know is hurting, you want to let her know that you care. But many people don’t know what words to use—or are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. This thoughtful, instructive guide, from empathy expert Dr. Kelsey Crowe and greeting card maverick Emily McDowell, blends well-researched, actionable advice with the no-nonsense humor and the 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-that-deer-in-the-headlights kind of way, 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. It is a helpful illustrated guide to effective 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.

There Is No Good Card for This features workbook exercises, sample dialogs, and real-life examples from Dr. Crowe’s research, including her popular "Empathy Bootcamps" that give people tools for building relationships when it really counts. Whether it’s a coworker whose mother has died, a neighbor whose husband has been in a car accident, or a friend who is seriously ill, There Is No Good Card for This teaches you how to be the best friend you can be to someone in need.

Title:There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say And Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, And Unfair To People…Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.91 inPublished:January 17, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Helpful This is a great book, especially as a reminder that everyone feels unsure what to say in some situations.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank Goodness For This Book! I read this when three people I loved were going through extremely difficult times. I wanted so badly to be a help and a comfort and couldn't figure out how. Then a colleague recommended this and it was the perfect thing at the perfect time. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Helpful, just not for everyone. A bit basic, but still helpful. A lot of what's written is just common sense. For self help, I recommend Dale Carnegie over any other author, so maybe read his books first.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book Good book with cute illustrations. Definitely a useful read with a lot of relateable experiences. Although I studied a lot of the material in school, I did learn some useful tips for helping those going through personal struggles.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this book. I read this book in two sittings a couple weeks ago. A lot of real world examples and good advice, presented clearly with quirky illustrations from Emily McDowell of "Empathy Cards".
Date published: 2017-04-08

Editorial Reviews

“At last, a book for the vast swath of us who really care but don’t know how to show it sometimes. Kelsey and Emily made this enormous and complex issue accessible and so wonderfully helpful. It’s just right for any human being who ever plans on being close to another.”