Who wrote the book "Why Bad Things Happen to Good People"?


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Rabbi Harold S. Kushner is the author of "When Bad Things Happen to Good People." It was originally published in 1981 after Rabbi Kushner’s young son died from a degenerative disease. The most current edition of the book was released in 2004.

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"When Bad Things Happen to Good People" offers advice about how to handle the doubts, fears and anger that arise during tragic circumstances. In this best-selling book, Rabbi Kushner offers consolation in times of sorrow. Some of his other books include "The Lord Is My Shepherd," "How Good Do We Have to Be?" and "Living a Life That Matters."

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