Badass Grief

Jennifer Hassel ’79

Badass Grief by Jennifer Hassel ’79 tells the story of how she decides to channel her late husband’s fearless approach to life. Starting at age 50, she gets a motorcycle license, wears a bikini onstage in a Las Vegas fitness contest, attends trapeze school, tries heli-skiing, and returns to college to become a registered nurse. Eventually, she realizes she has the strength to live on her own terms— alone. Then, a former boyfriend she knew in her twenties gets in touch, and Hassel faces the scariest challenge of all: finding lasting love again. (Koehler Books, 2024)

Badass Grief book cover