The Grief Handbook

A guide through the worst days of your life

The Grief Handbook will take you by the hand and offer empathy and compassion, helping you through what can feel like the worst days of your life.

Bridget McNulty lost her mum suddenly. She couldn’t find the support that she needed in the rawness of her immediate grief, and the loneliness felt profoundly shocking.

The Grief Handbook weaves her personal experience with expert psychological insights and practical advice, to enable you to navigate your grief in your own way.

There is no one-size-fits-all recovery process for bereavement. Understanding that each experience of grief is unique, you can stop worrying about how you should be feeling. This interactive journal offers you room to explore your feelings at your own pace, helping you not to shy away from the enormity of your heartbreak.

To be able to move through grief we need to understand our emotions, tune into our needs and know that what we are feeling is normal. Grief isn’t something to “get over”, but a loss to honour and live with. This gentle book shows us how.

“McNulty convinces with an empathetic perspective that is both comforting and motivating. This simple yet thoughtful companion will aid those grieving for a lost loved one.”

Publishers Weekly

Where to find The Grief Handbook

The Grief Handbook is now available, worldwide!

Available on Amazon or in the UK and USA, as well as many independent bookstores (please support local!)

In South Africa, The Grief Handbook will be sold on, in independent bookstores (listed below), at all Exclusive Books and all Bargain Books stores. If your local store is out of stock, please ask them to order!

Find The Grief Handbook in these lovely bookstores:

R10 from each copy sold on Takealot will go to Hospices (HPCA), to support the excellent work they do.

Available in print, e-book and audiobook

Find the audiobook on Audible, here.

The Grief Handbook audiobook

About the author

Bridget McNulty (that’s me!) is a writer, brand storyteller and co-founder of Sweet Life, South Africa’s largest online diabetes community.

I live in Cape Town, South Africa, with my husband, son and daughter, and I love nothing more than a cup of tea and a good book – preferably somewhere green and leafy.

You can find out more and read my blog (including many reflections on grief) at


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