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Advice for the Dying (and Those Who Love Them)


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Table of Contents

1: Dangerous Situation 2: Resistance 3: A Good Death 4: Communication 5: Last Months 6: Where? 7: Last Weeks 8: Last Days 9: That Moment 10: Bodies 11: Grieving 12: Joy I: Appendix 1: Preparing a Death Plan II: Appendix 2: Advance Directives III: Appendix 3: Organ and Tissue Donation IV: Appendix 4: Assisted Death V: UK Resources VI: Acknowledgments

About the Author

Sallie Tisdale's books include Talk Dirty to Me, Stepping Westward and Women of the Way. She has written for the New Yorker, Harper's, Antioch Review, Conjunctions, Threepenny Review and Tricycle, among other journals. She has received a Pushcart Prize, an NEA Fellowship, the James Phelan Literary Award, and she was a Dorothy and Arthur Shoenfeldt Distinguished Writer of the Year.


This book on how to die is also a blessedly saccharine-free guide for how to live. * New York Times *
Sallie Tisdale's elegantly understated new book pretends to be a user's guide when in fact it's a profound meditation. It also pretends to be about how to die. Actually, it's about how to live. -- David Shields, bestselling author of REALITY HUNGER
Sallie Tisdale's life experiences and down-to-earth wisdom takes readers beyond the paralysing dread of death and advances profound opportunities for intimacy, connection and completeness at life's end. -- Dr Michael Barbato, author of CARING FOR THE DYING
[a] hard, clear-eyed look at death and dying * Dublin Review of Books *
An easy, chatty writer who never says anything the way you're expecting, which makes reading her a pleasure. * Boston Globe *
Her essays unfold their subjects and stories with remarkable precision, allowing us, gradually, to see and feel for the people she describes. * New Yorker *

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