Gabrielle Birkner

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Gabrielle Birkner is an award-winning writer and editor, who is currently a senior editor at 70 Faces Media. She was previously features editor at The New York Sun, and director of digital media at the Forward. She writes regularly for national newspapers and magazines. She is coauthor of Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome. (Harper Wave).  Inspired by the website that the New York Times hailed as “redefining mourning,” this book is a fresh and irreverent examination into navigating grief and resilience in the age of social media, offering comfort and community for coping with the mess of loss through candid original essays from a variety of voices, accompanied by gorgeous two-color illustrations and wry infographics. Brutally honest and inspiring, Modern Loss invites us to talk intimately and humorously about grief, helping us confront the humanity (and mortality) we all share. Beginners welcome.