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The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life
  

The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

Read by Butler, Katy

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An inspiring, informative, and practical guide to navigating end of life issues, by a groundbreaking expert in the field and the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven's Door In the mid-1400s, an unnamed Catholic monk composed a popular self-help book called Ars ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781508281344
Barcode 9781508281344
Published 19 February 2019 by Simon & Schuster Audio
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged
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ISBN-13 9781508281344
ISBN-10 1508281343
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
Imprint Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date 19 February 2019
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged
Edition Unabridged
Author(s) Read by Butler, Katy
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Biography & Autobiography
Accident & Emergency Medicine
Terminal Care Nursing
Coping With Death & Bereavement
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 147mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 204g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Coping with Problems & Illness
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 616.029
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

An inspiring, informative, and practical guide to navigating end of life issues, by a groundbreaking expert in the field and the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven's Door In the mid-1400s, an unnamed Catholic monk composed a popular self-help book called Ars Moriendi, or The Art of Dying. Written in Latin, this medieval death manual taught people how to navigate the trials of the deathbed, using simple rituals of repentance, reassurance, and letting go. Bestselling author and award-winning journalist Katy Butler argues that we have lost touch with the art of dying as practiced by our ancestors, yet we still hunger for rites of passage, and a sense of the sacred, especially in the important life transitions of aging and dying. Butler has lectured at medical schools, and spoken with community and caregiving organizations across the country. Here she reveals what she has learned about dying in America today-and how to have a better end of life. We are coping with a medical system in disarray, in its approach to people who are aging, dying, or chronically ill. Butler argues that it's not about living as long as possible, it's about living as well as possible. Not only does our current system poorly serve our medical needs, it also crowds out any sense of the sacred. It's time to restore a sense of honor, and through exploring the stages of later life, sharing good death stories, as well as offering practical takeaways, The Art of Dying Well illuminates a path to a better end of life.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Butler is an amazing and generous writer. This book will change you, and, I hope, our society. -- Anne Lamott, author of Hallelujah Anyway

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Author's Bio

Katy Butler's is the author of the critically acclaimed Knocking on Heaven's Door, a New York Times Notable Book, shortlisted for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and winner of a Books for a Better Life Award. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, The Best American Science Writing, Scientific American, and The Best American Essays. A finalist for a National Magazine Award, she lives in Northern California.

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