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Being Mortal
Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande - Sep 05, 2017
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In Being Mortal, author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its endingMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medic...
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl - Jun 01, 2006 (first published in 1946)
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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with re...
Still Alice
Lisa Genova - Feb 01, 2015
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Still Alice is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by first-time author Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph. D in neuroscience from Harvard University. Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the heigh...
Do No Harm
Henry Marsh - Jun 07, 2016
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What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut into the stuff that creates thought, feeling, and reason? How do you live with the consequences of performing a potentially lifesaving operation when it all goes wrong?In neurosurgery, more than in any other branch of medicine, the doctor's oath to ...
The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch - Apr 17, 2008
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A lot of professors give talks titled 'The Last Lecture'. Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie M...
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Gratitude
Oliver Sacks - Nov 24, 2015
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“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” —Oliver SacksNo writer has succeeded in capturing the medical a...
On the Move
A Life
Oliver Sacks - Feb 23, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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A New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, BookPage, Slate, Men’s JournalWhen Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. With unbridled ho...
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Maria Popova
Managing Bubbie
Russel Lazega - Feb 05, 2015
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WINNER OF 20 BOOK AWARDS. Her devoted family only wants the best for their Bubbie. Mostly they want to ensure that their matriarch’s twilight years are spent in comfort, safety, and serenity. But how do you manage an aging, immutably stubborn Holocaust survivor who has risen above the squalor of Poland’s ghettos; fled across the war-torn German wil...
Tuesdays with Morrie
An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson, 20th Anniversary Edition
Mitch Albom - Oct 08, 2002 (first published in 1997)
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Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this...
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Preeti Shenoy
Heaven's Child
a Mother's Story of Tragedy and the Enduring Strength of Family
Caroline Flohr - Jul 17, 2012
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"A pointed, intelligently told story of a family accepting loss gracefully. Such a book on one’s nightstand, particularly if one is in the midst of the grieving process, could offer solace in a way that fiction never could." Kirkus Review"HEAVEN’S CHILD is a memoir of hope and serenity, of acceptance that “death is a part of life,” that “learning t...
Trading Places
Becoming My Mother's Mother
Sandra Bullock Smith - Nov 17, 2015
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Trading Places: Becoming My Mother’s Mother is one woman’s heartfelt memoir about the role reversal she experienced while looking after her aging mother.Author Sandra Bullock Smith spent ten years caring for her mother as her health declined. And all too often, she found herself in the midst of experiences that mirrored similar events from her own ...
Questioning Protocol by Randi Redmond Oster
The Waiting Room by Piper Punches
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
I'd Rather Wear Pajamas by Chelsea Walker Flagg
Saturday by Ian McEwan
Tinkers by Paul Harding