Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Are you sure, Amazon??

Sorry For Your Loss: What..." is currently ranked #25,821 out of over 8,000,000 books. (updated hourly)

This is from Amazon. This number sent me into what can only be called a state of euphoria.

25,821, you ask? This is exciting? I understand you never hear anyone chanting, "We're 25,821! We're 25,821!", but out of 8 million? Well now, that's different!

For me, it comes down to this- it's getting where we hoped it would. There are other people who felt the same need I did to reach out and connect while grieving, and maybe they're making those connections in the book. I wanted that reassurance that what I was feeling wasn't unusual, or weird, or unhealthy. 25,821 tells me I may have struck a chord. Sharing our personal grief experiences helps! There's comfort in knowing we're not alone. Maybe misery really does love company.

Maybe there's strength in numbers.


  1. THAT'S AMAZING!!!! I do think it's a little strange that there's not a "4" in that number though. Maybe in an hour or so... ; )

  2. It now begins and ends with a 4. Happy now?

  3. Thanks, Sam. I know everyone's ranking rollercoasters, but those low #s are nice to see. You understand!


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