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“ unforgettable journey of illumination.”

It hurts to lose someone we love. Grief can cause obliterating pain.

What if we could find purpose in the midst of our pain?

In Four Fridays, Lessons Learned by Letting Go, author Cynthia Barlow explores the nature of life, love, loss and letting go, inspired by the passing of Christina, who was taken by cancer in 2019.

Four Fridays is full of gripping moments, laugh-out-loud reflections, and sassy insights as Barlow chronicles her friend’s parting days and her own perceptions on finding purpose within pain.

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Bold and insightful, tender and lighthearted, Four Fridays will take you through the small delights and big decisions, the painful boundaries and celebratory bowel movements, the great purge and the final goodbyes on the road to peace.

An uplifting story that honors the four Fridays Cynthia spent with her chosen big sister and all the precious moments in between, Four Fridays will leave you feeling more invigorated about life itself—and more grateful for it.  

What others are saying

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“an unforgettable journey of illumination.”

Terri Cheney, author of New York Times bestseller Manic: A Memoir

I read Four Fridays through tears of wonder—it is an unforgettable journey of illumination. You could not ask for a more astute witness to life and death than Cynthia Barlow.

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"beautiful and elegantly written."

Stephanie Thornton Plymale. best-selling author of American Daughter

Four Fridays is beautiful and elegantly written. A memoir of deep friendship, loss and love. A must read for every woman rising above their circumstances.  Open, with raw honesty—a reflection of the depths of a life-long friendship.

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"poignant, unexpectedly funny and soul stirring"

Karen M. Black, author of Back to the Water

Anyone who has had a friend or lost a friend. Anyone who’s wondered about the mysteries of life or wrestled with the finality of death, will be taken in by this poignant, unexpectedly funny and soul stirring memoir.

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Cynthia Barlow is a facilitator, coach and author of the memoir Four Fridays: Lessons Learned by Letting Go.  

A specialist in emotional intelligence, she has conducted leadership development programs for over thirty years for clients like TD Bank, Bell, Bank of America, AutoZone and Amex. Her coaching clients range from top executives to everyday people looking for ways to notch up their performance.

As a speaker and personal development program leader, Cynthia has inspired thousands of people to look a little deeper and reach a little higher with her direct, humorous, and slightly sassy style. 

Cynthia is driven by truth, trust and transparency, and makes her home in Toronto, Canada.

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