Terri Laxton Brooks


The 2nd Edition of the acclaimed and uplifting book on coping with loneliness.
Revised & Updated!

Praise for the 1st Edition of
Hello, Are You In There?

(published as BitterSweet)

  • Book Of The Month Club Finalist
  • Republished as a Penguin Classic

"If you read only one book this year, let it be this.
It just may change your life."
Gloria Vanderbilt


5.0 out of 5 stars
August 31, 2016
"A milestone in the journey of my life."

"It was the 1970's and I was desperate and lost after a break-up; my feelings were hard to bear. I was young, a college student. By some good fortune, I came upon the book, Bittersweet. Reading it was a transcendent experience that gave me what I believe was my first awareness of the strength and beauty of self-connection and the joy of solitude. Over many years, I would recall that book and its significance in my life. About a decade ago, a current friend discovered the book and, as a woman in her 50's, had a similarly appreciative response to the material. A milestone in the journey of my life."


5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Book
October 27, 2011
"Extraordinary. It'll warm your heart."

"I was visiting a friend in Montreal for Christmas in 2000 and was exploring the closet in the guest room one cold, gray day when I discovered this book (BitterSweet) on the floor in a corner. The cold, gray day turned brilliant and warm as I opened the cover and started to read. This is, bar none, my favorite book in the world. If I were on a desert island, this is one book I would hope to have at my side. It's not a novel, but a treatise on loneliness. Sounds dreary but, trust me, it's extraordinary. It'll warm your heart."