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Pop Life- Actress Reagan Pasternak Pens a New Book on Disenfranchised Grief

If you have ever suffered the loss of a pet and felt that people did not truly understand your grief, then actress, singer Reagan Pasternak (HBO’s “Sharp Objects”, Netflix “Being Erica”, BET’s “Ms. Pat”) wants you to know that you are not alone.  In her new book, Griffin’s Heart, Pasternak provides readers with interactive tools, healing exercises, and encouragement to help them navigate grief and honor the life of their beloved family pet.

“I started writing ‘Griffin’s Heart’ after the death of my soulmate animal, Griffin, as a way to help heal my wound and find meaning in my grief. Through this process I began to understand that the crushing weight of my loss was not unique to me and that for millions of people whose pets are their family, there was a need for a compassionate and insightful resource. The book is everything I wish I’d had after my Griffin died and it’s my hope that readers will find comfort, insight, companionship, and hope in the pages.”

Reagan Pasternak joins Pop Life host Joe Lee to discuss why writing Griffin’s Heart was so important in her 10-year long journey of healing.

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