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The Resource The Crying Book

The Crying Book

Label
The Crying Book
Title
The Crying Book
Statement of responsibility
Heather Christle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Heather Christle has just lost a dear friend to suicide and now must reckon with her own depression and the birth of her first child. As she faces her grief and impending parenthood, she decides to research the act of crying: what it is and why people do it, even if they rarely talk about it. Along the way, she discovers an artist who designed a frozen-tear-shooting gun and a moth that feeds on the tears of other animals. She researches tear-collecting devices (lachrymatories) and explores the role white women’s tears play in racist violence. Christle’s investigations look through a mosaic of science, history, and her own lived experience to find new ways of understanding life, loss, and mental illness
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10829555
Cataloging source
BT
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1980-
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Christle, Heather
Dewey number
920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
abstracts summaries
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True
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  • Christle, Heather
  • Crying
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Women poets
  • Tears
  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Human behavior
Target audience
adult
Label
The Crying Book
Instantiates
Control code
29865764
Isbn
9781472154705
Label
The Crying Book
Control code
29865764
Isbn
9781472154705

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