A personal story about the short but precious life of a beloved son

A Heart That Works by Rob Delaney Book

In 2018, Rob Delaney's two year old son, Henry, died from a brain tumor. His deep and enduring love for Henry and the devastation that Henry's illness and death wrought on Rob and the rest of the family is laid bare in this incredibly moving yet quietly witty memoir.

About the author:

Rob Delaney is an American comedian, actor, writer and activist. He was the co-writer and co-star of the British TV show 'Catastrophe' and has appeared in a number of comedy films.

What whiteballoon thinks:

Listening to Rob Delaney reading his own words on the Audible version of this book really brought home the depth of his grief, and his utter bewilderment at the way life can change in an instant. At how fragile and unpredictable life is. This is a book woven tightly with both pain and humour. Delaney's almost matter of fact, deadpan delivery only serves to emphasize his sadness and despair at the death of his beloved son, of the shortness of his life, and the agony of watching him suffer. As he says when explaining to readers why he wrote this book, 'I WANT you to understand'. The enormity of losing his precious child and the anger he feels was, and is, too big to keep to himself. He needs to share it. And in doing so, Delany hopes to help others who may be going through something similar, or those who are supporting someone who is. This honest, frank and beautifully written story will certainly do so.

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