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The Resource A beginner's guide to the end : practical advice for living life and facing death, BJ Miller, MD, and Shoshana Berger ; illustrations by Marina Luz

A beginner's guide to the end : practical advice for living life and facing death, BJ Miller, MD, and Shoshana Berger ; illustrations by Marina Luz

Label
A beginner's guide to the end : practical advice for living life and facing death
Title
A beginner's guide to the end
Title remainder
practical advice for living life and facing death
Statement of responsibility
BJ Miller, MD, and Shoshana Berger ; illustrations by Marina Luz
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first ever practical, compassionate, and comprehensive guide to dying--and living fully until you do. "There is nothing wrong with you for dying," palliative care doctor BJ Miller and 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. 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. You'll be walked through 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 to 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 shut down a loved one's social media accounts, clean out the house, and write a great eulogy. An honest, surprising, and detailed-oriented guide to the most universal of all experiences, A Beginner's Guide to the End is the one book that everyone needs"--
  • "The first-ever soup-to-nuts practical guide to preparing for death, from how to talk to your children about your will, to how to hack the hospice system, to how your survivors can pull off a great eulogy. Think of this as What to Expect When You're Expecting to Die"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Bruce J.
Dewey number
306.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1073
LC item number
.M53 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Berger, Shoshana,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Terminal care
Label
A beginner's guide to the end : practical advice for living life and facing death, BJ Miller, MD, and Shoshana Berger ; illustrations by Marina Luz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1107699120
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxi, 520 pages
Isbn
9781501157165
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018045252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A beginner's guide to the end : practical advice for living life and facing death, BJ Miller, MD, and Shoshana Berger ; illustrations by Marina Luz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1107699120
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxi, 520 pages
Isbn
9781501157165
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018045252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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