Daily Archives: March 20, 2009

Jane Brody’s Guide to the Great Beyond by Jane Brody

So eery that I decided to read this particular book last week…

Jane Brody’s Guide to the Great Beyond┬áis a sobering and practical guide to how to prepare for our final months and weeks on earth and make things easier and better for us and our families and friends. The book includes a hodge-podge of basic practical tips (the cost of coffins, a sample health care proxy), heartfelt stories about “successful” and not-so-successful transitions, and ideas for navigating the complex medical and psychological needs of people who are close to death.

Not a great way to cheer up on a winter night but probably a good investment regardless of our age. (And fill out that donor card, will you?)

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