The first-ever practical, compassionate, and comprehensive guide to dying - and living fully until you do. âThere is nothing wrong with you for dying,â palliative care Doctor BJ Miller and Shoshana Berger write in A Beginnerâs Guide to the End. âOur ultimate purpose here isnât so much to help you die as it is to free up as much life as possible until you do.â Theirs is a clear-eyed and big-hearted action plan for approaching the end of life, created to help listeners feel more in control of an experience that so often seems anything but. Their audiobook offers everything from step-by-step instructions for how to do your paperwork and navigate the health-care system to answers to questions you might be afraid to ask your doctor, like whether or not sex is still okay when youâre sick. Youâll 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 youâd hoped, and how to talk to your children about your will. (Donât worry: If anyone gets snippy, itâll likely be their spouses, not them.) There are also lessons for survivors, like how to shut down a loved oneâs 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 Beginnerâs Guide to the End is the one audiobook that everyone needs.
Â©2019 Dr. BJ Miller and Shoshana Berger (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio