Ep. 19: Jonathan Santlofer on The Widower’s Notebook, Dealing with Grief, and How to Keep Living

This week’s episode features an in-depth conversation with writer and artist Jonathan Santlofer. We discuss his incredible new book THE WIDOWER’S NOTEBOOK, how he deals with the grief of losing his wife so suddenly and unexpectedly, the ways in which grief manifests things like addiction, anxiety, and pain, and we also discuss how to keep on living after such a tragic loss.

Jonathan Santlofer is a writer and artist. His debut novel, The Death Artist, was an international bestseller translated into 17 languages, and is currently in development for screen adaptation. His fourth novel, Anatomy of Fear, won the Nero Award for best novel of 2009. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. He is the author of the recently published It Occurs to Me That I Am America.

His paintings and drawings are included in collections at Metropolitan Museum of Art, Newark Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, and more.

He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, and serves on the board of Yaddo, the oldest arts community in the US.

His latest book is a memoir entitled The Widower’s Notebook, and is now available wherever books are sold. To grab the audiobook for free (and a 30-day free trial of the Audible service), head over to www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/audible.

You can find Jonathan at www.jonathansantlofer.com and follow him on Twitter @jsantlofer and Instagram @jonathansantlofer. You can also find him on Facebook right here.

Full show notes can be found at: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/19

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