Laugh Or Die: Interview With “Mouthy” Michelle Miller

Grief Is Trauma

Available now commercial-free on Patreon. Available everywhere December 4.

In this episode, I sat down to talk with fellow San Diegan and kindred spirit Michelle Miller, author of “Boys, Booze, and Bathroom Floors: Forty-Six Tales about the Collision of Suicide Grief and Dating,” a memoir that shares how she used dating to cope with her 29-year-old husband’s infidelity and suicide, as well as the sequel, “Vodka Soup For The Widowed Soul: Stories of Grief, Alcohol, Infidelity, Cursing, and Hope.” Michelle is also the creator of my very favorite account on Instagram that shares the DARKEST memes about widowhood.

We chat about how Michelle’s story convinced me not to commit suicide, how trauma makes you funny, diving headfirst into sluttery to cope, being blamed and shamed for your spouse’s death, losing most of your friends, the weird way that Americans grieve, and other light-hearted, fluffy widow topics.


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