Figuring Shit Out: Love, Laughter, Suicide, and Survival

Figuring Shit Out: Love, Laughter, Suicide, and Survival

Amy Biancolli / Jun 04, 2020
Figuring Shit Out Love Laughter Suicide and Survival Your life isn t over My dad says this I mean YOUR life isn t over Beyond the kids You ll go on living doing things This isn t it I know I assure him I have the kids They need me They re my life now
  • Title: Figuring Shit Out: Love, Laughter, Suicide, and Survival
  • Author: Amy Biancolli
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  • Page: 216
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Your life isn t over My dad says this I mean, YOUR life isn t over Beyond the kids You ll go on living, doing things This isn t it I know, I assure him I have the kids They need me They re my life now OK, he replies, then grunts of a brief hum He only hums when he thinks I m full of shit Shockingly single Amy Biancolli s life went off script d Your life isn t over My dad says this I mean, YOUR life isn t over Beyond the kids You ll go on living, doing things This isn t it I know, I assure him I have the kids They need me They re my life now OK, he replies, then grunts of a brief hum He only hums when he thinks I m full of shit.Shockingly single Amy Biancolli s life went off script dramatically than most after her husband of twenty years jumped off the roof of a parking garage Left with three children, a three story house, and a pile of knotty psychological complications, Amy realizes the flooding dishwasher, dead car battery, rapidly growing lawn, basement sump pump, and broken doorknob aren t going to fix themselves She also realizes that figuring shit out means accepting the horrors that came her way, rolling with them, slogging through them, helping others through theirs, and working her way through life with love and laughter.Amy Biancolli is an author and journalist whose column appears in the Albany Times Union Before that, Amy served as film critic for the Houston Chronicle where her reviews, published around the country, won her the 2007 Comment and Criticism Award from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Association Biancolli is the author of House of Holy Fools A Family Portrait in Six Cracked Parts, which earned her Albany Author of the Year Amy lives in Albany, New York, with her three children.
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    1. It is difficult for me to objectively review this book because I am acquainted with the author and her late husband I don t know them well just in the our paths intersect but never for long sort of way Kids go to the same school, but not in the same grades, to to the same church but not the same service, live near kids who are friends with her kids, etc And, as Amy described in her book, her husband was a bit larger than life, a minor celebrity in the neighborhood, so I am sure I am aware of th [...]


    2. Go, Amy Biancolli, mother of three and sudden widow after her husband of 20 years jumps off a garage rooftop to his death It s not his story, though it s hers the tears, the guilt, the baked ziti left on her doorstep, the music shared with friends, the homilies, the reminder to tell herself I will not kill myself , the prayers, the comparisons to Job, and the things she will never get to say to her late husband s face It s all part of her attempt to figure shit out, or, as she calls it, FSO Amy [...]


    3. I really loved this book Having lost my wife to cancer in 2011, I really could identify with Amy s story, and I was greatly encouraged by it It was encouraging to find that I am not the only person who, despite being a committed Christian, was still is furious with God for taking away the love of my life, to whom I was married for 33 years Amy s honesty, zany sense of humour, and wonderful use of language made the book a pleasure to read.I strongly recommend it to anyone who has suffered the los [...]


    4. Good book Liked the way she weaved in her the emotional, spiritual, familial, community and various other responses to the death of her husband And I enjoyed reading all the local Albany references.



    5. I first stumbled across Amy Biancolli while listening to NPR s Moth Radio Hour she was telling a story retold in this book about her decision to remove her wedding rings some time after her husband died from suicide The topic is heartbreaking, but what riveted me in listening to her was her frank introspection Her story was poignant without being maudlin, humorous without being irreverent I remember thinking that I wanted to look her up when I got to a computer, but as with most things that happ [...]


    6. In case it s not obvious, Figuring Sh t Out is not a book about a light or happy subject Nonetheless, I have never laughed so often or so loudly while reading a book about something so devastating, and that s the genius of Amy Biancolli s writing She made me cry plenty, too don t get me wrong But in this collection of short chapter snapshots of her life in the year or so following her husband s suicide, laughter reigns Maybe she writes at one point, laughter is it Maybe laughter is the only bri [...]


    7. Incredibly sad, hilariously funny, intensely honest, this memoir of the author s first year after the suicide of her adored husband will leave you laughing and crying at the same time Finding herself a single mom of three kids, suddenly confronted with having to deal with life all alone, Amy Biancolli, with the help of many, many friends and loved ones, somehow manages to figure s out, sometimes even having fun doing it Indeed it is the ability to laugh that at times seems to be her saving grace [...]


    8. Very moving and funny memoir, which you wouldn t expect from an accounting of widowhood.It s a very easy read because it s roughly chronological and each chapter is only a couple of pages long It s full of vignettes, dark moments, high points, prayer, transformation, and realization The author is devout, but she is respectful of secular folks and I think the parts of the book dealing with faith aren t done in a way that would off putting to most secular folks My favorite parts are whenever she t [...]


    9. A personal and intimate giftAmy gives a very personal and intimate gift to the reader, courageously walking him her through the swirl of her grief and disorientation in a surprisingly poignant and hilarious way This is a very good woman and an exceptional writer that exposes what most work hard to conceal the agony of loss, vulnerability, and surviving The result is a must read, not just of those grieving today, but for all the rest of us who will be doing so tomorrow Thank you Amy for letting u [...]


    10. This book was amazing and gut wrenching As a suicide survivor myself, I really related to things the author went goes through I found myself crying in public reading this book several times quite without any warning But it s not as if the author wallows in her grief or sadness or anything like that She does a good job of explaining what she did to carry on, to make sure that her kids were getting on, etc I was quite impressed.


    11. This widow s love story is about heart wrenching loss, but in a life filled with the continuing richness of children and community If you ever wonder how would life go on, this book is a valuable roadmap A real good read.


    12. For such a serious subject the loss of a spouse to suicide this book conveys the pain of losing a loved one, adapting to a new phase of life through grief, vulnerability, faith, hope, and humor all at the same time Highly recommended.


    13. Brutally honest, sad, funny, heart wrenching Made all the so because she s a local and we were aware of her story.



    14. Black humor at its finest The author has had a lot of suicide in her life, and still is funny She is now on my will read anything by this writer list.


    15. Loved the real ness of this story Not just I was sad, then I was happy, stuff I love her pieces in the Times Union, and this book did not disappoint



    16. I was a fan of the author before the book Great movie reviewer This is, obviously, a much tougher subject, but there are some laughs and I thought she captured her life in a vivd manner.


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