Five years ago, if anyone had asked me if I expected to live, I would have thought the question silly. Of course I expected to live, what was the alternative? Now I am well aware of the alternative. The question for all of us is, what are we doing between now and when we die?This guide should be quite useful to a wide variety of people, even those who don't feel the least bit ill. The authors tackle this difficult subject in a matter-of-fact way, which makes it easier to take. Kramp urges her readers to organize their papers, mend their fences, buy a cemetery plot, and make the most of their time left on Earth. She includes tips on helping children deal with the loss of a parent, and discusses the importance of leaving a legacy of letters and pictures to comfort people after one's death. Living With the End in Mind is a handy reference guide to preparing emotionally, physically, and spiritually for death. --Jill Marquis
From the Inside Flap
Erin Kramp, who was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness four years ago, her husband, Doug, and their friend Emily McKhann have written a groundbreaking checklist that takes an uplifting and thought-provoking approach to addressing the emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of mortality. They share practical advice on how to create a legacy for your loved ones with tapes, photo albums, journals, and letters; how to make funeral arrangements; how to talk about death with your children; how to incorporate prayer, meditation, and purpose into your life; and much more.