The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows by John Koenig

A hug of a book. Koenig pulled me in with the idea of new words, but I kept reading because this book is more about assigning new words to feelings. It’s about how we are not alone in our feelings or alone in the world. By the end you realize you’ve read a philosophical book on living and all that includes. Very encouraging and needed in this time.

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows by John Koenig, (List Price: $19.99, Simon & Schuster, 9781501153648, November 2021)

Reviewed by Tanya Corbella, Midtown Reader in Tallahassee, Florida