A Beginner's Guide to the End

Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death
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Original Publish Date: Jul 16, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.08 hours)
Product Number: Z100144572
Released: Jul 16, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508282105
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"A gentle, knowledgeable guide to a fate we all share" (The Washington Post): the first and only all-encompassing action plan for the end of life. "There is nothing wrong with you for dying," hospice physician B.J. Miller and journalist and caregiver Shoshana Berger write in A Beginner's Guide to the End. "Our ultimate purpose here isn't so much to help you die as it is to free up as much life as possible until you do." Theirs is a clear-eyed and big-hearted action plan for approaching the end of life, written to help readers feel more in control of an experience that so often seems anything but controllable. Their book offers everything from step-by-step instructions for how to do your paperwork and navigate the healthcare system to answers to questions you might be afraid to ask your doctor, like whether or not sex is still okay when you're sick. Get advice for how to break the news to your employer, whether to share old secrets with your family, how to face friends who might not be as empathetic as you'd hoped, and how to talk to your children about your will. (Don't worry: if anyone gets snippy, it'll likely be their spouses, not them.) There are also lessons for survivors, like how to shut down a loved one's social media accounts, clean out the house, and write a great eulogy. An honest, surprising, and detail-oriented guide to the most universal of all experiences, A Beginner's Guide to the End is "a book that every family should have, the equivalent of Dr. Spock but for this other phase of life" (New York Times bestselling author Dr. Abraham Verghese).

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CD
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Product Number DD44325
Released: Jul 16, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508282129
eBook
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Product Number EB00746365
Released: Jul 16, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781501157226

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