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The Art of Dying Well – A practical Guide to a Good End of Life

by Katy Butler

About living well for as long as possible.

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The Four Things That Matter Most – A Book About Living

by Ira Byock

Four simple phrases that carry enormous power, especially at the end of life

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Can’t We Talk About Something More PLEASANT?

by Roz Chast

New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging 

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A Better Way of Dying – How to Make the Best Choices at the End of Life

by Jeanne & Eileen Fitzpatrick

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Being Mortal – Medicine and What Matters in the End

by Atul Gawande, MD, MPH
Addresses the current state of care about age-related frailty, serious illness, and impending death.

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Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

by Stephen Jenkinson

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When Breath Becomes Air

by Paul Kalanathi

A memoir of life and illness, battling stage IV metastasized lung cancer.  Published posthumously. Foreword by Abraham Verghese

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Finish Strong – Putting Your Priorities First at Life’s End

by Barbara Coombs Lee

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Talking About Death Won’t Kill You

by Virginia Morris

Talks about our reluctance to have candid discussions about death and dying while we are young and healthy causes very difficult situations when the end does draw near.

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How we Die – Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter

by Sherwin Nuland

Attempts to demythologize the process of dying. The author explores how we shall die, each of us in a way that will be unique.

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End of life choices California

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