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The creator of the viral hit Empathy Cards teams up with a compassion expert to produce a groundbreaking guide to help you increase your emotional intelligence and learn how to offer comfort and support when someone you know is in pain.

When someone you know is hurting, you want to let them know that you care. But many people don't know what words to use - or are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. This thoughtful, instructive guide, from empathy expert Dr. Kelsey Crowe and greeting card maverick Emily McDowell, blends well-researched, actionable advice with the no-nonsense humor and the signature style of McDowell's immensely popular Empathy Cards to help you feel confident in connecting with anyone experiencing grief, loss, illness, or any other difficult situation.

Written in a how-to, relatable, we've-all-been-that-deer-in-the-headlights kind of way, There Is No Good Card for This isn't a spiritual treatise on how to make you a better person or a scientific argument about why compassion matters. It is a guide to effective compassion that takes you, step by step by step, past the paralysis of thinking about someone in a difficult time to actually doing something (or nothing) with good judgment instead of fear.

There Is No Good Card for This features sample dialogs and real-life examples from Dr. Crowe's research, including her popular Empathy Bootcamps that give people tools for building relationships when it really counts. Whether it's a coworker whose mother has died, a neighbor whose husband has been in a car accident, or a friend who is seriously ill, There Is No Good Card for This teaches you how to be the best friend you can be to someone in need.

©2017 Emily McDowell, Kelsey Crowe (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Lessons in how to be human

The lessons here are brilliant, and obviously come from a very personal perspective. I much prefer the author to narrate their own story. I thought the presentation style of the narrator detracted from the messages.

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  • 06-01-2019

Great Read on a Difficult Topic

A quick, wastes-no-time practical guide from authors with personal experience was recommended to me by a friend whose child passed away. A great balance between science/research, persona anecdotes, and to-do lists. This book likely won’t count as support your doctoral statement, but when you or a friend are in need, this little booklet will prove a lifesaver.

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  • J. Wright
  • 23-06-2018

Great information for challenging times

I loved this book. I hope that more people listen to it. The advice is priceless!

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  • 02-01-2018

Everyone needs more empathy

Our world would be better if more people read and followed this book’s advice. Too many times people focus on themselves or give platitudes that are unhelpful or even hurtful. Good suggestions of things to say (and not to say) in this book!

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  • Ethan Mackey
  • 18-06-2020

Great content, wished I got the book instead

Terrific and thoughtful content. Highly recommend! I may buy the book too as a reference and refresher for when I run into moments where I'm supporting others in need. That's my only complaint... awfully hard to skim through and audiobook and refresh yourself on what you've learned.

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