Claire Bidwell Smith is a therapist specializing in grief and the author of three books of nonfiction: The Rules of Inheritance (Penguin 2012), After This: When Life is Over Where Do We Go? (Penguin, 2015) and the forthcoming Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief (Da Capo, 2018).
The Rules of Inheritance has been published in 18 countries and is currently being adapted for film. Claire has written for various publications including The New York Times, Salon.com, Slate, Chicago Public Radio, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today and Yoga Journal. Claire lives in Santa Monica with her two daughters and leads numerous workshops and retreats around the country. www.clairebidwellsmith.com