The Book in Three Sentences: Sheryl describes the pain she went through with the loss of her spouse and the tactics, tools, and helpful tips that helped her begin to overcome the tragedy. She emphasized the importance of realizing these tragic events aren’t permanent (i.e. you will feel happiness again), personal (i.e. it’s not your fault), or pervasive (i.e. there are good things happening in your life). For helping kids deal with tragedy, Sheryl highlighted four core beliefs that are important to instill in young people: 1) they have some control over their lives; 2) they can learn from failure; 3) they matter as human beings; and 4) they have real strengths to rely on and share.