No Time to Say Goodbye

  • by Carla Fine
  • Narrated by Carla Fine
  • 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Suicide would appear to be the last taboo. Even incest is now discussed freely in popular media, but the suicide of a loved one is still an act most people are unable to talk about or even admit to their closest family or friends. This is just one of the many painful and paralyzing truths that author Carla Fine discovered when her husband, a successful young physician, took his own life in December 1989. And being unable to speak openly and honestly about the cause of her pain made it all the more difficult for her to survive.
With No Time to Say Goodbye, she brings suicide survival from the darkness into light, speaking frankly about the overwhelming feelings of confusion, guilt, shame, anger, and loneliness that are shared by all survivors. Fine draws on her own experience as well as on the knowledge of counselors and mental health professionals. She offers a strong helping hand and invaluable guidance to the vast numbers of family and friends who are left behind by the more than 30,000 people who commit suicide each year. And, perhaps most important, for the first time in any book, she allows survivors to see that they are not alone in their feelings of grief and despair.


What the Critics Say

"[T]his book offers hope in its summary of predictable patterns of adjustment." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

If You Have EVER contemplated suicide...

Read this book. If knowing the trail of horror that you will leave behind in the wake of killing yourself doesn't stop you, nothing will...
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- Douglas "College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey."

Excellent Help to Understand Your Grief and Specia

This is well organized and well written for those of us who have had a loved one die from suicide. It is a special kind of grief that isn't quite covered in other general grief books.

At first I felt an undercurrent of anger, but by the end I knew that was not true, though it is very understandable.

I highly recommend this book to anyone suffering from this kind of grief.
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- R. G. Pickering "ritapick"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-22-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio