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    1. Life After Death: The Burden of
    2. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man,
    3. When Bad Things Happen to Good
    4. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye:
    5. American Mourning: The Intimate
    6. On Grief and Grieving: Finding
    7. Home with God: In a Life That
    8. Final Gifts: Understanding the
    9. Wherever You Go, There You Are:
    10. A Grief Observed
    11. Chasing Daylight
    12. The Tibetan Book of Living and
    13. The Last Dance: Encountering Death
    14. How to Survive the Loss of a Love
    15. The Grief Recovery Handbook :
    16. On Death and Dying
    17. For Every Dog an Angel
    18. Handbook of Home Health Standards
    19. Embraced by the Light
    20. Final Exit (Third Edition): The

    1. Life After Death: The Burden of Proof
    by Harmony
    Hardcover (17 October, 2006)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars At last!
    I got this book the instant it came out.This is the topic I have been looking for from Deepak. I've always felt that his background in medicine, spiritual experience and wisdom traditions puts him in an almost unique position to really dig into the subject of the afterlife. He really delivers. This is a facinating read for the intellectually and spiritually curious.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Pseudo Science
    Chopra attempts to use the language of science to disguise absolute rubbish and convoluted thinking. Don't waste your time with this pseudo science dribble.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Spirituality Examined
    Once again Chopra has explored the edges or our spirituality, of our minds. Many of us who like to consider ourselves spiritual but thinking human beings have grappled with the concept of eternal life and studied the various religions to find an answer.Most are far too rigid.Chopra wants us to explore for ourselves.BRAVO to a courageous man! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Christianity - Theology - General    2. Death, Grief, Bereavement    3. Eschatology    4. Future life    5. General    6. God (Theology)    7. Metaphysics    8. Psychology    9. Religion    10. Self-Help / General   

    2. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
    by Broadway
    Paperback (08 October, 2002)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This true story about the love between a spiritual mentor and his pupil has soared to the bestseller list for many reasons. For starters: it reminds us of the affection and gratitude that many of us still feel for the significant mentors of our past. It also plays out a fantasy many of us have entertained: what would it be like to look those people up again, tell them how much they meant to us, maybe even resume the mentorship? Plus, we meet Morrie Schwartz--a one of a kind professor, whom the author describes as looking like a cross between a biblical prophet and Christmas elf. And finally we are privy to intimate moments of Morrie's final days as he lies dying from a terminal illness. Even on his deathbed, this twinkling-eyed mensch manages to teach us all about living robustly and fully. Kudos to author and acclaimed sports columnist Mitch Albom for telling this universally touching story with such grace and humility. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Brought back feelings....
    This book was definitely one of those works where you can identify with what they are going through, yet you still have something to learn. I am a cargiver for a lady who has a disease almost identical to that of ALS (Lou Gehrigs) and the symptoms he describes in this book are ones that I am facing everyday I work with her.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Tuesdays At Morrie's, Fridays At The Bank
    This book is not inspiring, it is unfortunate.Morrie sounded like a great man who knew how to live his life.However, it is unfortunate that media vultures like Oprah Winfrey, Ted Koppel, and the author (another Oprah-manufactured "celebrity" like Dr. Phil) took everything that was probably special about this man and trivialized his words, commercialized his life, and exploited him and his values purely for financial gain.Albom mentions that the advance money for the book paid for Morrie's medical bills...what about all the money after he died?Hmm...he kind of left that part out.Seems that Mitch didn't really learn that much about greed from his old professor after all, which makes him sort of a hypocrite.What could have been a very special book in the hands of a competent author, instead gets a 200-page shlock treatment, from a sixth-grade caliber sports-writer (who apparently can't write many words longer than two syllables) that is watered down so that the masses can swallow it without too much critical thought.If I'd have known this was one of "Oprah's Picks" I wouldn't have even bothered with it, but I have also heard so much praise for this book that I figured it was at least worth a read.It wasn't.It was not inspiring, it was trite, contrived, shallow, preachy, poorly written...which seems to be a trademark of all of Albom's books.Morrie, you deserved better and I hope you are resting peacefully.I suppose it is good that this book is at least inspiring people, but at the same time you have to wonder about the types of people who would be inspired by this simple-minded shlock.Anyone raised in any decent, civilized background probably knew all this stuff already.I think the only people on this earth who have a true sense of what Morrie was about are his surviving friends, family, cohorts and students.I felt no connection to Morrie with this tacky treatment of a powerful subject, which is very unfortunate.I agree with another review that said that if you want some really great, inspiring words, read the Bible, Koran, Torah, etc. and keep away from this tacky book.Heck, read Siddhartha, thats probably a much better choice.Mitch, your grade on this thesis is an "F -"

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Lifetime with Morrie
    As I sit down to write this review I find myself not looking into the book to see what I wrote in the margins, but trying to remember what I learned from the book.I once had a professor tell me "Shawn, you will never remember what the text tells you, but you will remember what the book taught you".This is one of those types of books and as you are reading it, you feel like you are a part of the story.Throughout the story Morrie tries to relay some of the lessons he has learned, and after reading the book I have realized that they are the most important kind of lessons: lessons on living life.I am not being vague about the content of this story in hopes of enticing you to read this, but I simply want you to sit down with this book without any expectations.Have a relationship with it and it will teach you amazing things. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis    2. Biography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Case studies    5. Death    6. Death, Grief, Bereavement    7. Educators    8. Inspirational - General    9. Patients    10. Psychological aspects    11. Religion    12. Specific Groups - Special Needs    13. Teacher-student relationships    14. United States    15. Religion / Inspirational   

    3. When Bad Things Happen to Good People
    by Anchor
    Paperback (24 August, 2004)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Rarely does a book come along that tackles a perennially difficult human issue with such clarity and intelligence. Harold Kushner, a Jewish rabbi facing his own child's fatal illness, deftly guides us through the inadequacies of the traditional answers to the problem of evil, then provides a uniquely practical and compassionate answer that has appealed to millions of readers across all religious creeds. Remarkable for its intensely relevant real-life examples and its fluid prose, this book cannot go unread by anyone who has ever been troubled by the question, "Why me?" ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Kushner Non-Academic Video
    If you are looking for the academic lecture video by this same title (the one hour lecture delivered at UNC), this isn't it. This is a shorter video, with a pragmatic focus on individual persons and families dealing with catastrophic loss. A good primer for health care workers, but does not have the broad academic, philosophic, and theological applications that the earlier lecture video has.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Listen to this book BEFORE reading mumbo jumbo
    I wish more people could see that their humanity in the world rather than try to be God, or relentlessly seek answers when none exist. This is a brilliant discourse on the sadder parts of the human experience. Rather than try to alleviate pain by trying to find out why a tragedy happened, etc ... it is often more healing to also see the humanity of an event when no real explanation is possible. Bad things happen to good people and vice-versa. This world is complex and simple at the same time. But most of all, this book is a blessing against the current wave of New Age blame game mumbo jumbo...
    4-0 out of 5 stars Simple, well done and thoughtful
    This book is an easy and enjoyable read about a difficult philosophical topic.It deals with the practical reality of the exisence of evil and ties it to a combination of random chance and people's free will.That is the underlying thesis and deep philosophical arguments are avoided.
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    Subjects:  1. Death / Grief / Consolation    2. Death, Grief, Bereavement    3. Depression    4. Inspirational    5. Inspirational - General    6. Self-Help    7. Self-Help / Depression   

    4. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Death of a Loved One
    by Champion Press (WI)
    Paperback (01 January, 2000)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Thanks to Brook, John, and my friend
    A dear friend recently gave me two books to help me through a very tough loss.
    5-0 out of 5 stars ******WONDERFUL and I'd give it more STARS if I could!!!!!!!!******
    I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye is such a wonderful, wonderful book!To see my thoughts, actions, and feelings of everything that comes along during the grief of a loved one, particularly one lost by a sudden death.I was even comforted by carrying it with me for over a year.Just having it near me helped so that I could read it anytime.I recently borrowed it to my best friend who just lost her younger sister to suicide and I actually feel very naked without my copy!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Offers Hope, Help, and a Pathway Through Grief
    "I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye" offers much practical advice for getting through the immediate days, months, and years following the sudden death of a loved one.I wish that I had found this book much earlier in my grieving process, rather than four months after my son's death.For many who experience the unexpected death of a loved one, the shock is so great that the survivors don't even know how to get throught the time between the death and the funeral.I know that I fell into this category, and was knocking myself out to try to be "normal" when in fact nothing at all in my family was normal or the same.This book does a great job of explaing practical, small steps to recover from a great loss.The appendix even contains forms to help in planning a memorial service and eulogy.
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    Subjects:  1. Bereavement    2. Death / Grief / Consolation    3. Death, Grief, Bereavement    4. Grief    5. Psychological aspects    6. Self-Help    7. Sudden death    8. Death & Dying    9. Family & Relationships/Death, Grief, Bereavement    10. Loss (psychology)    11. Recovery    12. Self-Help / Death, Grief, Bereavement    13. Topical/Death/Dying   

    5. American Mourning: The Intimate Story of Two Families Joined by War, Torn by Beliefs
    by WND Books
    Hardcover (16 October, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars THANK YOU MILITARY HEROS for Killing Terrorists!
    I am sorry for all the military families who have lost loved ones in this war on terrorists, you have given the ultimate sacrafice so that I can sleep safely in my bed tonight. Thank you.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The complete story
    No matter whether you share Cindy Sheehan's views of the war or this country or not, this is an excellent book. It finally brings out the truth about all of this and who Ms. Sheehan really is.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Time Enduring Work...
    American Mourning is more than a simple story of two every day families during a time of war, who have each sustained the loss of a loved one. It is an evolutionary study of the effects of war upon the survivors of those fallen, detailing the elements of the characters prior to and following their loss. Delicately, it details the human strengths and weaknesses required for survival and the belief in faith that holds families together during time of national crisis and personal grief. If you are a fan of the Cindy Sheehan "icon," be prepared for a reality check. Moy and Morgan take you to our hometown and introduce you to the many who knew her best, before and after she embarked on her self-destructive path. They poignantly and compassionately try to balance the truth about a every day woman exploited during a presidential campaign, who not only betrayed and neglected her family during a time of grief, acted vindictively toward the local parish priest after being laid off from a defunct position of Youth Chaplin, met with Hugo Chavez and begged him to withhold oil shipments to America when gas prices were at an all time high at the pumps and Americans were struggling to get to work, turned against long termed friends when they did not agree with her own personal beliefs, didn't bother to thank the many volunteers who remodeled her home after his death, and who joined alliances with the same terrorists who killed her son, calling them freedom fighters. The authors ploughed through public records finding she had not paid taxes prior to Casey's death, despite her claims she refuses to pay as a result of his death and discovered the organization Real Voices with which Sheehan was involved was really a sham propoganda campaign, as an arm to the John Kerry Presidential bid. They emotionally detail the confusion of those who loved her, as they experience her instant transition from warm and loving friend wife and mother to radical, narcissist and attention seeker after being solicited by Kerry. They detail the accelerating character flaws as she clings to her role as "victim" and demands troops who were giving critical life saving assistance to those in crisis be removed from "occupied New Orleans" during Hurricane Katrina. Truthful, gutsy and emotional, these women authors and investigative journalists have the courage to chronolize the truth to the American public about the current anti-war movement and its top icon, by going to the sources in our hometown, the Johnson's hometown, Crawford, Texas, Fort Hood and the Iraq battlefield. Finally, at the end, you will realize there is no question why Cindy Sheehan does what she does and realize it is an escalating continuing pattern. You may find yourself pitying the woman who gave up everything important in life, friends family, children, neighbors and even her faith by betraying everyone close to her, including denying her own fallen son his legacy and feeling heartfelt and emotionally wrenching compassion toward the surviving members of her family, as most of us do. You will fall in love with the strong character and heroism of her son, who closely mirrors his father. And you will love, embrace and admire the Johnson family, who despite their own human weaknesses, have the strength to survive, to carry on and to remain loyal and united in their love of their country and their fellow men, in much the same tradition as the majority of those from our hometown. If you are the mom or dad or loved one to one in the military, it will send you reeling on a roller coaster of emotions, from anger, to sadness, to tears and perhaps, finally, resolve. Kudos for a story well told, from another who, in Vacaville, also knew the truth and begged the mainstream media to get the courage to tell it. And thankfully, in honoring the legacies of the brave young men and women whom the Congress and Senate voted to send to Iraq, this book will serve as a memory to them all in what they and their families have sacrified in trying to develop a better and safety tomorrow. Someday, I would expect to see it in college classes that study grief, the sociology of war, the development of activists and mainstream media bias. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Biography / Autobiography    2. Death, Grief, Bereavement    3. Family & Relationships    4. Family relationships    5. Family/Marriage    6. Historical - U.S.    7. Iraq War, 2003    8. Iraq War, 2003-    9. Protest movements    10. Soldiers    11. United States    12. Coping with death & bereavement    13. Marriage, family & other relationships   

    6. On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss
    by Scribner
    Hardcover (05 July, 2005)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Just what you need
    A wonderful book to help you through the grieving process. I refer to it over and over again.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Appreciation
    This book helped me understand the feelings that I am having, since I lost my wife. It also made me look at life alittle differently. I would recommend this book to anyone who has lost a loved one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Don't Miss the Wisdom of this Book on Grief and Grieving!!
    On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief through the Five Stages of Loss by Elizabeth Kubler Ross and David Kessler is a must-read book, a compelling page-turner for me, that provides profound insights into the necessity that we must properly grieve the passing of our loved ones.
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    7. Home with God: In a Life That Never Ends
    by Atria
    Hardcover (21 March, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Ties it all together very nicely
    I read Home with God without the benefit of having read Mr. Walsch's previous works and I must say that I recommend it without question.Since I read Home with God I have purchased ALL of Mr. Walsch's previous work and I have enjoyed them all tremendously.Home with God is so special because we all want to know what is beyond our current knowing.I have always felt that my idea of what God would do and be was quite different from what mainstream religions preach.I never could understand how God could hate anything he/she created. Mr. Walsch's God is the God I have always believed in and had faith in and experience daily in my conversations with God.I recommend you take the book slowly and allow it to become a part of you.We are all one people (children of God) and what hurts one of us hurts us all.Reminds me of the phrase "United we stand, divided we fall."Read this book with an open heart and allow yourself to be healed and comforted and reconnected to God like never before.It will positively change your life.
    2-0 out of 5 stars Conversations with God?
    Neale Walsh has written several New Age style books on his conversations with God, all of them bestsellers and great in popularity.However, I always get the feeling on reading his works his God is a very wishy-washy one.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect...for those with an open mind.
    I loved this book as much as I did all the others in the "Conversations with God" series. Although it can be read and understood on its own, its better to read all the others first.
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    Subjects:  1. Death    2. Death And Dying (Sociological Aspects)    3. Death, Grief, Bereavement    4. Eschatology    5. Future life    6. God    7. God (Theology)    8. Inspirational - General    9. Miscellanea    10. New Age / Body, Mind & Spirit    11. Religion    12. Spirituality - General    13. Religion / General   

    8. Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying
    by Bantam
    Paperback (03 February, 1997)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Comforting and Enlightening
    This book was reoommended by a friend who read it when her husband was dying.He had read it also and found it very helpful to understand the process he was going through and he highly recommended it and THAT SAYS SOMETHING! When my Mom was passing I read it and although I was scared to read it, it actually was nothing to was comforting and enlightening and made the process much easier for me as the caretaker and daughter.I recognized and understood the things she was saying much better and knew how to respond in some unusual circumstances.I recommend this book to ANYONE dealing with the process of dying.I bought extra copies to give to others who are losing someone close to them.

    5-0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC
    I wanted to do some hospice volunteering but was so worried during the training that I was not "made" for this kind of work as I am a pretty emotional sort but during my training it was suggested that I read Final Gifts to help ease some of my fears. It was the best thing I could have done, though it is never easy to lose a patient it sure opened my eyes to near death awareness and the needs of those leaving this world. I HIGHLY recommend this book for anyone - one who is losing a loved one - one who would like to work with those dying - or just one with questions of the end of life process. I thank both authors from the bottom of my heart for this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A blessing during a difficult time
    This book was recommended to my family after my mother received a terminal diagnosis.We all read it and I cannot begin to tell you what a help this book was during my mothers final journey.Not only did it help us, it allowed us to help her. If you or someone you know is dealing with the terminal diagnosis of a family member or friend please read or give them this book. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Death    2. Death / Grief / Consolation    3. Death, Grief, Bereavement    4. Emotions    5. Family relationships    6. Psychological aspects    7. Psychology    8. Terminal Care    9. Terminally ill    10. Family & Relationships / Death, Grief, Bereavement    11. Modern fiction   

    9. Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
    by Hyperion
    Paperback (05 January, 2005)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A very easy way to be introducted to this concept
    This is a book that is very easy to read and introduces a western person to concepts of Budism without the religious part.It is a great way to learn concepts that are helpful in daily life.It can help a person to be more focused and effective in life by being mindful.This is a must read.He also has CDs or Tapes for meditation which are very easy to learn to meditate from.It is not religious either.It is just focusing on your breath.This is budism that can be incorporated into the life of anyone of any faith because it is just the concepts and not the religious aspects, but after learning these things one might want to explore more into a faith that creates such wonderful things.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Intro to Meditation!!
    If you have any desire to learn about or practice meditation,you couldn't find a better resourse.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I found myself again with this book!!!
    The langauge in which this book is writtenso clear and effective it is actually amazing. How Jon Kabat communicates such a foreign consept so easily and effectively. I couldnt believe how quickly I learned how to focus and be in the moment and enjoy the moment not worrying about what's next. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Attention    2. Buddhism - General    3. Buddhism - Rituals & Practice    4. Buddhist Philosophy    5. Consciousness    6. Death, Grief, Bereavement    7. General    8. Meditation    9. Psychology    10. Religion - World Religions    11. Stress Management    12. Self-Help / Meditations   

    10. A Grief Observed
    by HarperSanFrancisco
    Paperback (05 February, 2001)
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    C.S. Lewis joined the human race when his wife, Joy Gresham, died of cancer. Lewis, the Oxford don whose Christian apologetics make it seem like he's got an answer for everything, experienced crushing doubt for the first time after his wife's tragic death. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Comfort In Grief
    I read this a month after my own wife's death. I found Lewis's sharing of his grief to be comforting.I found his honesty to be refreshing. You do not needto be a Christian or religious to benefit from this book. I also enjoyed the afterword by Walsh. It helped to put Lewis's book into the context of his life.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful thoughts from a beautiful mind.
    This is the second C.S. Lewis book I've read and I'm starting to get a better feel for his writing style. He is a very thoughtful man. He likens his wife's passing to that of a blacksmith putting the finishing touches on a beautiful sword he just made. Perfection at last. Now it can be weilded by God as he sees fit. Oddly enough, I've always wanted to think of myself in this same way. A bright, beautiful and well balanced sword that God can make use of when I'm finally with him. But I must first undergo some forging and tempering called "life". I'm not sure where I picked up on this idea. It's interesting to see that other people think in this exact same way.
    5-0 out of 5 stars "A tender heart, a steel-edged mind"
    In A Grief Observed, the heart of C.S. Lewis has been peeled away, revealing its tender, fragile core--the tender fragile core of a man who fully loved a woman.
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    Subjects:  1. Bereavement    2. Christianity    3. Christianity - Christian Life - Family Relationships    4. Christianity - Literature    5. Consolation    6. Davidman, Joy    7. Death, Grief, Bereavement    8. General    9. Religion    10. Religion - Classic Works    11. Religious aspects    12. Christian Interest    13. Lewis, C. S    14. Religion / Christian Life    15. Religion / General    16. Religion: general   

    11. Chasing Daylight
    by McGraw-Hill
    Hardcover (23 December, 2005)
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    As CEO at accounting giant KPMG, Eugene O'Kelly was so immersed in his job that over thecourse of a decade, he managed to have lunch with his wife on weekdays just twice. His travelschedule was set 18 months out. Once, he was so obsessed with impressing a potential client that hetracked down the man's travel schedule, booked the seat next to him on a flight, schmoozed the guyall the way to Australia, landed the account, and flew immediately back to Manhattan. His Type-A ways vanished when, at age 53, a top neurosurgeon in New York told him he had late- stage brain cancer. "His eyes told me I would die soon. It was late spring. I had seen my last autumnin New York." [p.7] Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Meaningful message for all who read...
    Having just lost my own mother to Glioblastoma multiforme grade IV, I found this book comforting and relevant. It had a great message to share "take the time to tell those you love about the perfect moments you will remember about them". I have purchased a dozen copies since my first to send out to friends in memory of my own mother.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Must read for accountant!
    What an inspirational book! I read this book few days prior to a job interview with KPMG. Well good news is.. I got the job! but the message behind this book is "balance" and purpose of life. Life is too short and many people knew that, but we need a reminder once a while to put us into perspective again. Gene is a visionary behind KPMG and to lost someone like him is definitely a lesson to learn. As an accountant, we know how many hours we have to spend at work, but think it this way to balance it out.. treat your family like your client. They need as much time as your other clients need you too. I would recommend this book for any accounting major college students.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Courageous
    This book is phenomenal.Those with a Type A personality will certainly appreciate the approach the author took to put closure on his impending death.Since another reader had mentioned that Joan Didion's "The Year of Magical Thinking" was better, I had decided to read both books.I absolutely loved Chasing Daylight better although both books have value.
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    Subjects:  1. Brain    2. Cancer    3. Cancer (Psychosocial Aspects)    4. Consumer Health    5. Death    6. Death And Dying (Sociological Aspects)    7. Death, Grief, Bereavement    8. Diseases - Cancer    9. General    10. Health & Fitness    11. Health/Fitness    12. Patients    13. Psychological aspects    14. Psychology    15. Terminally ill    16. Coping with illness    17. Death & dying    18. Self-Help / Death, Grief, Bereavement    19. True Stories   

    12. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller; Revised and Updated Edition
    by HarperSanFrancisco
    Paperback (22 April, 1994)
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    Isbn: 0062508342
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Life's Instruction Manual
    People say life doen't come with an instruction manual, well this is it. Why you are here; what is important; how to deal with departure (death), your own and others; what happens if you spend your life sidetracked by the 'immediate but not important' issues. Written in a way that compels you to move to action, beyond simple intellectual curiousity. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK!

    5-0 out of 5 stars WAKE UP AND LIVE. has been so long since a book has moved this hardened soul,so for this masterpice i am very grateful.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Quiet Revolution Is Pure Good Fortune
    Reading the currently posted 75 reviews of Sogyal Rinpoche's "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" is an education in itself. Devotion, gratitude, and open-minded reading in the majority of the reviews are juxtaposed with ignorance, mis-information, and a desire to make points in other reviews. Thus is our human condition. There is a Tibetan saying, "When luck comes to the mouth, the tongue pushes it out." Let us see "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" for what it is: pure good fortune.
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    Subjects:  1. Buddhism    2. Buddhism - General    3. China    4. Death    5. Death, Grief, Bereavement    6. Doctrines    7. Philosophy    8. Religion - World Religions    9. Religious aspects    10. Religious life    11. Self-Help    12. Tibet    13. Personal religious testimony    14. Sacred texts    15. Self-Help / Death, Grief, Bereavement    16. Tibetan Buddhism   

    13. The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying
    by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
    Hardcover (20 February, 2004)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Boilerplate plus
    For those readers who have not done much reading or thinking about death, this book offers an easy to read and thoughtful introduction to looking at death vis a vis topics. In addition, this book provides for the scaffolded reading experience by asking the reader many questions, summarizing the main points of chapters and providing resources for further exploration.
    5-0 out of 5 stars excellent
    This book accomplishes a rare feat--appealing to those who would use it as a teaching guide but also so readable that the average reader will find it fascinating and invaluable. It is packed with illustrationsas well assolid advice and history--from ancient funeral practices to today'sarguments on assisted suicide.In between is every conceivable questionand answer you could want on the subject of dying and death.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderfully written and organized text that students will hold on to and not sell after reading it!
    I will be using The Last Dance for the third year in a course I teach on Death and Dying in Western Culture.This text does a marvelous job of addressing the socio-cultural aspects of death in America and the world. The chapter on suicide is both helpful and haunting.There are so manyexcellent illustrations and photographs in this book that it really comesalive for the students. It is clear that the authors are very familiar withtheir subject matter, and that they care very much about those who readthis book.I cannot imagine a better general text on the subject of deathand dying. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Death    2. Death & Dying    3. Death, Grief, Bereavement    4. Psychological aspects    5. Psychology    6. Social Science    7. Social aspects    8. Sociology    9. Sociology - General    10. Textbooks    11. Social Science / Death & Dying   

    14. How to Survive the Loss of a Love
    by Prelude Press
    Mass Market Paperback (October, 1993)
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars This one really does help
    I've ploughed through a spate of self-help books on this topic lately, and have written some scathing reviews; because all of them appeared to have their own agendas, and none of them seemed to help.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
    Great book for anyone who needs a little help understanding the greiving process.

    4-0 out of 5 stars How to Survive the Loss of a Love
    Very helpful.I have marked certain pages and read whenever I need it. ... Read more

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    15. The Grief Recovery Handbook : The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death Divorce, and Other Losses
    by Collins
    Paperback (17 July, 1998)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Grief Recovery Handbook
    As a grief facilitator, this is my one and only text for my participants. It is wonderful!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Add this book to your Grief Toolbox
    I found this handbook to be helpful, informative, and full of "aha" moments.There was much that I could relate to, especially the lists of commonly heard advice (misinformed, though well-meaning) intended by others as consolation.For example, I was comforted to learn that I wasn't the only one who found the comment "They lived a long life" to be insipid, irritating, and irrelevant.I really liked the authors' simple writing style and clear, concise instructions.The only potential downside to this book is that its effectiveness will be limited if you are working through your grief alone.Many of the exercises are intended to be done with a partner, and although the authors revised the book to include alternatives for those working alone, it's just not the same.As in PTSD work, much of the healing comes from the act of verbalizing thoughts and feelings to a trusted ally.Unfortunately, many of us - especially those who have been ostracized or have chosen a path of isolation - do not have this luxury.Still, I would recommend adding this book to your grief toolbox.

    5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT BOOK!
    This is probably one of the best books you could ever read in order to become emotionally complete about ANY kind of loss or grief.If you want to take this a step further attend the Grief Recovery Workshop conducted by the author of this book, Russell Friedman, in Sherman Oaks, CA.What a life changing experience! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Bereavement    2. Death, Grief, Bereavement    3. Divorce & Separation    4. Grief    5. Loss (Psychology)    6. Psychological aspects    7. Psychology    8. Self-Help    9. Self-Help / Death, Grief, Bereavement    10. Death    11. Psychological Aspects Of Bereavement   

    16. On Death and Dying
    by Scribner
    Paperback (09 June, 1997)
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    Isbn: 0684839385
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
    This book is one of the first great books that Dr. Kubler-Ross has gifted us with.Her insight and compassion are unremarkable.I am sad she won't be writing any more books though.Her latest book, "On Grief and Grieving" is a wonderful book also.There are some case studies to go by and it truly touches your soul.

    5-0 out of 5 stars On Death and Dying
    Elisabeth Kubler-Ross once again inspires us to learn how to care for those dying patients and their family members. This book assists our care and compassion through true life experiences of those dying. This book grabs at your heart and pulls you in!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful when you have to accept someone's death
    Each time people around me lost their family, I gave this book.Most of them said that it was a great help to recover from grief.I, myself experienced a hard time to accept mentally a familly member's death and the book gave me a relief, though I do not believe everything written in it. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Death    2. Death / Grief / Consolation    3. Death, Grief, Bereavement    4. Family & Relationships    5. Family/Marriage    6. General    7. Psychological aspects    8. Psychology    9. Sociology - General    10. Terminally ill    11. Popular psychology    12. Psychology & Psychiatry / General   

    17. For Every Dog an Angel
    by Lighthearted Press
    Hardcover (September, 2003)
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    Subjects:  1. Angels    2. Animals / Pets    3. Death, Grief, Bereavement    4. Dogs    5. Dogs - General    6. Fiction    7. Guardian angels    8. Pet loss    9. Pets    10. Self-Help    11. General   

    18. Handbook of Home Health Standards and Documentation -- Guidelines for Reimbursement
    by Mosby
    Spiral-bound (31 May, 2001)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Quickly settles disputes, answers questions, a "MUST" for all home care nurses & their management teams !!!!
    I have the 4th edition (at this time is the most recent edition in print) and as a psych home care nurse, this little, portable wealth of knowledge has helped me validate to management, as well as to public health and other surveyors, the range in situations that qualify "homebound status" for psychiatric patients.Throughout the book there are samples provided to support a variety of situations that help the nurse better understand, and therefore more accurately report, on each sector of the OASIS forms.Medicare regulations are explained in detail, and I learned information that I had not known in the 14 years I have been doing mental health home care nursing.The manual provides a history and background of homecare, its evolution, provides an overview of documentaion, including the importance of coding, and its significance in home care.Also, valuable tips on improving the nursing visit, setting achievable goals, managing the case, and the guidelines for care for all the home care disciplines, are provided, so the nurse can be knowledgable regarding the roles of the other disciplines.There is a great resource section at the end of the book, and home care definitions, roles, and abbreviations are delineated in this manual as well.All home care codes are listed.
    5-0 out of 5 stars updated verision
    i had the early verison and used it for making my care plan. the content is now updated and still valuable.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Home Health Standards
    A MUST resource guide for all nurses who work in the Home Health industry. ... Read more

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    19. Embraced by the Light
    by Bantam
    Mass Market Paperback (01 September, 1994)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Critics after life after death...?
    I have no way of understanding how someone could not love such a life's work as this one. An artist might have to die to get famous, but what about those who die and come back?
    5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT BOOK
    I read this book initially several years ago just before my mother passed away.I found it very comforting.I give it to people who are dealing with a death in the family or an illness of their own.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Good for Mormons
    No doubt most Christians will be entertained by this read.Eadie asserts that all people may not come to know Christ as the savior in this life but that they "must" accept his love in the next.The implications of a continued denial are not addressed (along with many other things she supposedly gained insight toward).I don't necessarily disagree with or discount Ms. Eadie's account, I simply find it to be overtly biased.Her explanation of our ability to reconnect with past lives with the usage of hypnosis is in a word, weak.She explains it as "cell memory."This I've never debated but, she goes on to assert that reincarnation does not exist, which left me wondering just what are we remembering then.She contradicts herself greatly here.
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    20. Final Exit (Third Edition): The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying
    by Delta
    Paperback (26 November, 2002)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Live and Let Die Please?
    Many people criticizes those who assist people in dying. On Moral grounds or whatever they dictate how it should be. Of course, these are individuals that have not on a personal basis had any direct dealings with a loved one dying or themselves. The high cost of medical intervention, the consistent pain with no relief in sight, the overwhelming nightmare that is having this occur in your average home, these are all reasons why assisted suicide should not be viewed like a sin (for the religious) or like a crime (for the puritans with false hearts) but like a viable alternative to this tragic situation (s). Imagine how much easier it would be when someone in dire need of assistance could obtain the neccessary resources to complete the faithful transition between life and death. It reminds me of the movie, what is it named "soylent green?" where people would go to a final place where in the process of assisted suicide they would be given one last enjoyable moment and then put to a final sleep with mostly a smile on their faces. Yes, I understand that there is nothing easy about life and how harsh things can be, but with a little kindness on the part of the medical establishment God knows how many unneccessary bills and pain one could avoid while dying with dignity. And Dignity is the Key word in this dissertation. If a person is terminally ill and incapable of sustaining a dignified existence and willing to shorten the lapse between suffering and dying, who's business is that? Who can, in good conscience object to a family's decision to solve this painful drams in the most efficient and rewarding manner. You can say what you want against me, my time is not here yet, but as soon as it is, I sure would like to know how can I punch out without any extraordinary resistance on the part of the puritans or the religious saying otherwise. Unless, of course, they are more than willing to take over all manner of expenses so I can be in a deep slumber fully unaware of my terminal and soon to follow death condition. There, I said it, and for all those who still are kicking with full of medium steam I urge: Live it up, enjoy, love, care, help, grow, leave a legacy, whatever it takes to feel proud so when the final moments arrive (and believe me, they will) we can all die with pride, love and a reassuring sense that we did our best in this here our planet called earth. Thumbs up for assisted suicide. No disrespect or lack of simphaty intended for those who decide through their own will to fight it all the way to the final gate. Ciau Bambinos!
    1-0 out of 5 stars I didnt receive the item THIS IS A JOKE
    I didnt receive the blody item even for the second time it has sent to me. THANKS ALOT FORTHE GREAT POSTAGE SERVICE!!!
    1-0 out of 5 stars thanks alot . again
    wow what a great book. my father killed himself. and i found an order form to buy this book on his computer. so thanks alot for influencing him to shoot himself.
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