Kris Carlson had an idyllic life. She and her husband Richard had a romantic marriage, two beautiful daughters, and - thanks to the success of Richard's bestselling "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" series - all of the comforts that money could buy. But on December 13, 2006, that perfect story took a sudden turn when Richard died - at age 45 - of a pulmonary embolism on a flight to New York. It was the end of life as Kris knew it, but the beginning of a journey through grief that would teach Kris how much more she could be than the person she once was. That journey is the subject of "Heartbroken Open", a courageously honest memoir of the two years that followed Richard's death, and the painful but ultimately valuable lessons Kris Carlson learned along the way. This wise little book offers a message of hope for everyone who has lost a loved one.
Kristine Carlson, wife of international phenomenon Dr. Richard Carlson (author of the Don't Sweat the Small Stuffand it's all Small Stuff series), is the author of national bestsellers, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love and Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women. Kris' passion and talent for words have landed her many public speaking opportunities, inspiring listeners to live their lives as fully and happily as possible. As an unyielding believer of living in the moment, Kris has appeared on national radio and television broadcasts, including: the Today Show, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.