November 14, 2022 7:58 AM EST

The wrenching new memoir from Rob Delaney follows the comedian as he reflects on losing his toddler son Henry to cancer. A Heart That Works is heartbreaking (and how can it not be?), but it’s also an affecting portrait of a father’s love for his son. Delaney traces everything that happened to Henry, from his diagnosis through his death, and how his family came together in the midst of it all. The vivid descriptions of Henry’s treatments—and the toddler’s beauty and resilience in the face of suffering—underline just how powerful it can be to care for someone else. —Annabel Gutterman

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