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Everything is horrible and wonderful: a tragicomic memoir of genius, heroin, love, and loss

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The space between life and death is a moment.
But it will remain alive in me for hundreds of thousands of future moments.

One phone call. That's all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs' life forever..

Her younger brother Harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows like Parks and Recreation, had died of a heroin overdose. How do you make sense of such a tragic end to a life of so much hilarious brilliance?

In beautiful, unsentimental, and surprisingly funny prose, Stephanie Wittels Wachs alternates between her brother's struggle with addiction, which she learned about three days before her wedding, and the first year after his death, in all its emotional devastation. This compelling portrait of a comedic genius and a profound exploration of the love between siblings is A Year of Magical Thinking for a new generation of readers.

A heartbreaking but hopeful memoir of addiction, grief, and family, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful will make you laugh, cry, and wonder if that possum on the fence is really your brother's spirit animal.

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The space between life and death is a moment.
But it will remain alive in me for hundreds of thousands of future moments.

One phone call. That's all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs' life forever..

Her younger brother Harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows like Parks and Recreation, had died of a heroin overdose. How do you make sense of such a tragic end to a life of so much hilarious brilliance?

In beautiful, unsentimental, and surprisingly funny prose, Stephanie Wittels Wachs alternates between her brother's struggle with addiction, which she learned about three days before her wedding, and the first year after his death, in all its emotional devastation. This compelling portrait of a comedic genius and a profound exploration of the love between siblings is A Year of Magical Thinking for a new generation of readers.

A heartbreaking but hopeful memoir of addiction, grief, and family, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful will make you laugh, cry, and wonder if that possum on the fence is really your brother's spirit animal.

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subject_facetBrothers and sisters -- United States
Drug addicts -- Family relationships -- United States
Heroin abuse -- United States
Wittels Wachs, Stephanie
Wittels, Harris
title_displayEverything is horrible and wonderful : a tragicomic memoir of genius, heroin, love, and loss
title_fullEverything Is Horrible and Wonderful A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss
Everything is Horrible and Wonderful A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love and Loss
Everything is horrible and wonderful : a tragicomic memoir of genius, heroin, love, and loss / Stephanie Wittels Wachs
Everything is horrible and wonderful : a tragicomic memoir of genius, heroin, love, and loss [electronic resource] / Stephanie Wittels Wachs
title_shortEverything is horrible and wonderful
title_suba tragicomic memoir of genius, heroin, love, and loss
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Brothers and sisters
Drug addicts
Family & Relationships
Family relationships
Heroin abuse
Nonfiction
Performing Arts
Wittels Wachs, Stephanie
Wittels, Harris