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There are no TV-movie-style miracle treatments or extensions of his life expectancy; he's told he has maybe 3 months, and he doesn't spend any energy hoping for a cure. True to his CEO style, he creates goals for himself, lists of friends to visit for the last time; he meditates; he tries to create as many "perfect Moments" that he can, during dinner or phone conversations with friends, and realized how rare those moments of connection and joy were in his "previous life." Chasing Daylight is as much a self-criticism of his job-before-family ways as it is a meditation on time and a transition to a tranquil, spiritual state utterly foreign to him as a CEO. O'Kelly's absolutely more fulfilled by the soul work that he finishes in 100 days, compared to his 30 years of corporate promotions and accolades, and he utterly convinces readers to ponder their own situation, whether "in the gloaming" of life as he was or not. --Erica Jorgensen--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It is one of the very few books that, upon reading it, I have gone out to purchase extra copies, to give to special friends.
Although the book really, REALLY made me wonder if I wanted to know how and when I was going to die, it made me think even more of how one should live.
I think this book shows us that it doesn't matter when you realize that your life is a journey and to enjoy living in the moment.
I have always had an unsettling fear of death based largely on the struggles I encountered losing our daughter at 15 months of age. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Loretta
The lessons in this book kept me going. I finished it quickly and shed a few tears. An interesting account of planning for death and some inspirational content.Published 5 days ago by Dustin A. Heslep
I'm really glad I read this book, it opened my eyes it a lot of things and as I get older I find my self thinking a lot more about the end on earth. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Tommy
simple prose. very trite writing style and in my opinion boring and never gets to the point. I purchased it based on a close friends response to his reading it but I was... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Kasia Kirylczuk
Here we have a how-to book on dying. Mr. O'Kelly, who passed away in September 2005, has written down his précis on the art of leaving this mortal coil with dignity, with... Read morePublished 19 days ago by The SkyWriter
I wonder how the world would change if everyone read this book and apply the principles Gene describes. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Dawn Peek
After reading this short memoir on dying I am further inspired to live a more conscious life and only hope to die with such dignity.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
My brother-in-law died from this same disease in much the same way except he had pain. But he too used those months to be sure he was on good terms with his family and his God.Published 28 days ago by Lynda
This is a book that grew from the tragic and unexpected arrival of one man's untimely end. In this sense, it speaks to the fear we all have of death and losing all that our lives... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jon D. Kitner