003: Being Mortal & Winter Reading

Two Book Minimum:

The Thunder Beneath Us by Nicole Blades Links: Lawrence Public Library | Amazon

Into The Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea Links: Lawrence Public Library Amazon

Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl Links: Lawrence Public Library Amazon

Game of Crows by Christopher Anderson Links: Lawrence Public LibraryAmazon

She Said / She Said:

Being Mortal

by Atul Gawande

Available from Lawrence Public Library Amazon.com

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.

Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession’s ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person’s last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.

Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

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