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‘Perhaps the sweetest and most poignant book of the year . . . It’s often said that men don’t talk about their feelings enough: this widowed father has doodled about them instead, and the result is more eloquent than any words’ DAILY MAIL, BOOKS OF THE YEAR

When his wife, Joy, died very suddenly, a daily drawing became the way Gary Andrews dealt with his grief.

From learning how to juggle his kids’ playdates and single-handedly organising Christmas, to getting used to the empty side of the bed, Gary’s honest and often hilarious illustrations have touched the hearts of thousands on social media.

Finding Joy is the story of how one family learned to live again after tragedy.

An uplifting, funny and beautifully illustrated journey to hope, for fans of Charlie Mackesy’s The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, and Raymond Briggs’ Ethel & Ernest

Reviews

If ever there was something created from the heart, this is it. A remarkable book that charts the journey of grief with warmth, compassion and humour. For those of us who have experienced loss, it offers comfort and hope. Despite the story of loss, there is so much joy in these pages
Jason Watkins, BAFTA award-winning actor and Patron of Child Bereavement UK
A delightful and poignant rollercoaster
Cariad Lloyd, host of Griefcast
Sad but uplifting, beautiful and absolutely brilliant
Jill Mansell
Gary's humble and charmingly relatable collection will conjure tears, laughter and a sense that even if you're going through the deepest pain, there's still wonder to be found in life
Talkabout, Marie Curie magazine
Touching and genuinely uplifting
Helen Brown, Daily Mail
Wonderful . . . out of this huge tragedy [Gary Andrews] has created something beautiful and poignant
Dr Rangan Chatterjee