Tag Archives: Book on Death and Dying



Book Review: “Good to Go: A Guide To Preparing for the End of Life” by Jo Myers

Radio Personality Jo Myers' neighborly end-of-life guide for baby boomers and their parents

Jo Myers left her job in radio after a 33-year career to write “Good to Go: A Guide to Preparing for the End of Life.” And the book is exactly what it purports to be — a guide to end-of-life planning … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Fatherless Daughter Project: Understanding Our Losses and Reclaiming Our Lives”

A book for women who have lost their fathers due to death, divorce, neglect or abandonment

Building on interviews with more than 5,000 women who have lost their fathers due to death, divorce, neglect or abandonment, authors Denna Babul, R.N., and Karin Luise, Ph.D. examine the effects of that very particular loss in their moving book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying

Amanda the squirrel and Little Tree learn a hard lesson when their beloved friend Gentle Willow falls ill

“Gentle Willow: A Story For Children About Dying” is a beautifully conceived little book written for children dealing with terminal illness. There are a number of wonderful books out there to help explain the dying process to children. But “Gentle Willow” … Continue reading

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The Ars Moriendi, or “The Art of Dying”

A Medieval manual for death and dying

The Ars Moriendi (“The Art of Dying”) are two Latin texts dating back to 1415 and 1450, written to guide Christians through the process of “dying well,” according to Christian tenets of the late Middle Ages. The books inform the … Continue reading

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Introducing the Concept of Death to Children

 with the Help of a Picture Book

Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death To Children tells it like it is

Most children’s books that tackle the issue of death and dying revolve around the grieving process. They usually tell the story of a pet or a grandparent that passes away, and they tend have a uniform message: that the pain caused … Continue reading

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Death, Society and the Human Experience

Robert J Kastenbaum's landmark text on the sociology of death and dying

Robert J Kastenbaum’s Death, Society, and the Human Experience is an almost 500 page text divided into 15 chapters that intends to “contribute to your understanding of your relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society.” … Continue reading

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