This week Cariad talks to one of the great grief writers, Cathy Rentzenbrink about her brother, Matty. As ever we talk grief, pub life and the lack of linear business. You can find out more about Cathy here https://cathyreadsbooks.com/ and you can follow her on twitter @CatRentzenbrink and Instagram @catrentzenbrinkYou can follow the Griefcast on Twitter + Instagram @thegriefcast. Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded remotely in Cariad's living room, artwork is by Jayde Perkin, stop motion social media clips by Alice Loveday and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone.Cariad's book, You Are Not Alone, is published in January 2023, by Bloomsbury Tonic and available for pre-order now.https://www.waterstones.com/book/you-are-not-alone/cariad-lloyd/9781526621832Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018.Apple Podcast Spotlight choice for October 2021"the pandemic's most important podcast" TelegraphSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Cathy Rentzenbrink is a Sunday Times best selling author of The Last Act of Love, A Manual for Heartache, Dear Reader and Everyone is Still Alive. Her latest book, Write It All Down, is all about writing from life. Cathy talks about how her first memoir started because she need to write it out of her, how she's learned to trust the process of writing, even though she's still filled with self doubt and learning that external validation of our writing doesn't magically fix that doubt. LinksWrite It All Down - Cathy RentzenbrinkThe Last Act of Love - Cathy RentzenbrinkEveryone Is Still Alive - Cathy RentzenbrinkThe Virgin Suicides - Jeffery EugenidesWithout Warning And Only Sometimes - Kit De WaalYou can follow Cathy on Instagram @catrentzenbrink and twitter @catrentzenbrinkYou can follow Penny on Instagram @pennywincer and sign up for her newsletter here.
Our guest this week is Sunday Times best-selling author, Cathy Rentzenbrink.Cathy is an integral part of the publishing world who regularly chairs literary events, runs creative writing courses, and speaks and writes on life, death, love, and literature. She believes that everyone's life would be improved by picking up a pen and is at her happiest when encouraging her students to have the courage to delve into themselves and see the magic that will start to happen on the page.Her first book, The Last Act of Love, was the heart-breaking account of the tragic loss of her brother and the follow up, A Manual for Heartache is a searingly honest account of how she dealt with her grief.Cathy’s third book, Dear Reader, is a brilliant account of the books she’s read and the impact they’ve had on her. It’s a perfect trip down memory lane and covers so many books that will be familiar to readers everywhere.Her first novel, Everyone is Still Alive, was published last year and Cathy’s latest book, Write it All Down, came out in January.Sarah first met Cathy at the Bookseller’s Association conference which, in normal times, takes place once a year and is a joyful couple of days where booksellers, publishers, authors and others from the trade get together for a celebration of all things books. Cathy has hosted the conference for as long as I have been a bookseller and just makes the event. We are thrilled to be welcoming her to Mostly Books Meets.The podcast is produced and presented by the team at Mostly Books. Find us on Twitter @mostlyreading & Instagram @mostlybooks_shop. Edited by Nick Short @alongstoryshorter. Write It All Down is published in the UK by @panmacmillanBooks mentioned in this episode include:The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis – 9780007323128Quilt on Fire: The Messy Magic of Midlife by Christie Watson – 9781784744045 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi – 9781784701994 Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books by Cathy Rentzenbrink - 9781509891559Write It All Down: How to Put Your Life on the Page by Cathy Rentzenbrink – 9781529056228 Everyone Is Still Alive by Cathy Rentzenbrink – 9781474621120
Ruth Ozeki and Cathy Rentzenbrink (Would you stare at your own face for three hours?)
Authors Ruth Ozeki and Cathy Rentzenbrink join Joe Haddow for a war of the words and to discuss their new novels. Ruth explains how she came to stare at her face in a mirror for 3 hours and then write a book about it, whilst Cathy talks about the joys of sea swimming and how anyone can write a book if they want to. They also talk about the joy of libraries, their writing processes and recommend some books they have been reading and enjoying recently. In the Book Off, they pit Lemn Sissay's "My Name Is Why?" against "Booth" by Karen Joy Fowler...but which will win? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to this week’s episode of the Motherkind podcast. Thank you for being here and pressing play. I am so happy you are here.Cathy Rentzenbrink is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Last Act of Love. She also has a new book out called Write It All Down: How to Put Your Life on the Page.I didn’t know Cathy before this conversation and wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought we might have a brilliant conversation about writing and journaling and its power to help us have perspective and insight. We did cover all of that. But, my gosh, this conversation blew me away because it is also so much more than that. I loved it and definitely found a new friend in Cathy.Cathy is so poignant in the way she reflects back on her journey as a mother.Yes, this episode is about writing and journaling and its profound power to support us as we wind through this path of motherhood, but it is mostly about self-compassion.I hope you listen to it and it helps you remember to connect to that kinder voice within you. The part of you that knows you are ok, it’s ok and it’s all going to be ok.IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: The power of journaling Her journey as a mother Nurturing self-compassion As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there.THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR - FRAUPOW PORTABLE BREAST PUMPWe are grateful for this week’s sponsor - Fraupow.Portable breast pumps are brilliant. They are convenient, fuss-free and allow us to get on with whatever we need to do handsfree. The Fraupow pump tucks into your bra so you can pump and go with no wires. It has 12 comfort levels and a capacity for 180 ml of milk. At a competitive price point, it is about £150 cheaper than the other leading pumps.Fraupow also offer a totally free chat live every Friday for advice with a professional mid-wife.Listeners can get 10% off the Fraupow breast pump at www.fraupow.com with the code MOTHERKIND10.Ts & Cs - MOTHERKIND10 offer code valid until the end of March, 2022. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Code only valid at www.fraupow.com. Discount applies to products only.FREEBIE! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co.Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough.Come follow Motherkind on Instagram for tips and announcements or just to reach out and say hi.ABOUT CATHY RENTZENBRINKCathy Rentzenbrink is also the author of A Manual for Heartache (‘If her first memoir honoured her brother, Rentzenbrink’s slim follow-up honours her recovery….a generous and important addition to an expanding shelf of therapeutic memoirs that help us blunder through modern life’ Sunday Times); Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books; and Everyone is Still Alive (Her funny, moving, and wise debut novel which explores the deeper realities of marriage and parenthood).RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Write Your Memoir Online with Cathy Renzenbrink - YouTube Write It All Down: How to Put Your Life on the Page Website
In this episode of Logroll I spoke to Cathy Rentzenbrink about her book The Last Act of Love.The book is about her brother, Matty, who was hit by a car, and what happened afterwards. We talked about her early attempts to write about it, her approach to memoir, and the difficulty of memory.You can buy Cathy's books, including her new one, Write It All Down, here:https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/cathy-rentzenbrinkShe also recommended Giving Up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel, which you can buy here: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/giving-up-the-ghost-a-memoir/9780007142729Finally, here’s a link to my books: https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/andrew-hankinsonThanks for listening.
Cathy joins Antonia to talk about Write It All Down, her generous, tender and constructive guide for anyone wishing to turn their own experiences into words on the page. We discuss Cathy’s first book, her memoir The Last Act of Love, about the death of her beloved brother Matty, and the path of her writing and teaching since then, which somehow led to the wonder of Write It All Down.Irish Rover,The Pogues and The Dubliners Mattie’s Rag, Gerry Rafferty Together in Electric Dreams, Giorgio Moroder and Phil Oakley Wish you were here, Pink Floyd Don’t Look Back in Anger, Oasis Common People, Pulp Cheek to Cheek, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Get Lucky, Daft Punk The Man Who Sold the World, David Bowie Say a Little Prayer, Aretha Franklin Feeling Good, Nina Simone
In this episode, I chat with author Cathy Rentzenbrink about writing down our lives, and her new book about writing autobiography, WRITE IT ALL DOWN.Grab a copy of WRITE IT ALL DOWN here: https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Cathy-Rentzenbrink/Write-It-All-Down--How-to-Put-Your-Life-on-the-Page/26365074Support the podcast here: www.ko-fi.com/timclare
Write It All Down - life writing with Cathy Rentzenbrink
Not Too Busy To Write
Cathy Rentzenbrink is a Sunday Times best selling author of The Last Act of Love, A Manual for Heartache, Dear Reader and Everyone is Still Alive. Her latest book, Write It All Down, is all about writing from life. Cathy talks about how her first memoir started because she need to write it out of her, how she's learned to trust the process of writing, even though she's still filled with self doubt and learning that external validation of our writing doesn't magically fix that doubt. A wonderful episode filled with advice from the most generous of writers.LinksWrite It All Down - Cathy RentzenbrinkThe Last Act of Love - Cathy RentzenbrinkEveryone Is Still Alive - Cathy RentzenbrinkThe Virgin Suicides - Jeffery EugenidesWithout Warning And Only Sometimes - Kit De WaalYou can follow Cathy on Instagram @catrentzenbrink and twitter @catrentzenbrinkYou can follow Penny on Instagram @pennywincer and twitter @pennywincer
Everyone Is Still Alive by Cathy Rentzenbrink, read by Lydia Wilson
It is summer on Magnolia Road when Juliet moves into her late mother's house with her husband Liam and their young son, Charlie. Preoccupied by guilt, grief and the juggle of working motherhood, she can't imagine finding time to get to know the neighbouring families, let alone fitting in with them. But for Liam, a writer, the morning coffees and after-school gatherings soon reveal the secret struggles, fears and rivalries playing out behind closed doors - all of which are going straight into his new novel . . .Juliet tries to bury her unease and leave Liam to forge these new friendships. But when the rupture of a marriage sends ripples through the group, painful home truths are brought to light. And then, one sun-drenched afternoon at a party, a single moment changes everything.The fiction debut from Sunday Times bestselling author Cathy Rentzenbrink, Everyone Is Still Alive is funny and moving, intimate and wise; a novel that explores the deeper realities of marriage and parenthood and the way life thwarts our expectations at every turn.