The Art of Dying: The Only Book for Persons Facing Their Own Death
by Patricia Weenolsen (Goodreads Author)
The Art of Dying shows us how to do it well. Practical and encouraging in tone, it leads us through the conflicts we all seek to resolve in our "end time"--from early physical concerns about pain and changes in appearance; to emotional concerns over relatives and reconciliation; to psychological concerns over loss of control and loss of identity; to spiritual concerns and...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published September 15th 1997 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Oct 21, 2008 Minnie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any mortal (Someday-I-might-die) person
Recommended to Minnie by: My disease, cancer
What did I learn from this book? Many things and most importantly you're not dead until you're dead so live with meaning with conviction and as honestly as you can. Don't do as you believe is expected of you,do what resonates with you. The perceived "rules" which Weenolsen gives sums up what is expected of the "dyer" and finally she tells of the one true rule, to get about the prossesses at the end of your life as best you know how. She gives good advice but always with the caveat, do what is be...more
Patricia Weenolsen, a psychologist, is the author of Transcendence of Loss over the Life Span and The Art of Dying, favorably reviewed by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Tacoma News Tribune, Newark Star-Ledger, and others. She has also published short fiction in TriQuarterly, Southern Humanities Review, Confrontation, Buffalo Spree and many other magazines under the name Patricia Otway-Ward ....moreMore about Patricia Weenolsen...