Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing Paperback – March 20, 2012
|New from||Used from|
The 30 Best Self Help Books
This list reflects books that have saved lives and have sold millions of copies. Learn more on AbeBooks.com
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
heart-rending The Sunday Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
As well as performing her own songs, Bronnie runs an online personal growth and songwriting course, writes a well-loved blog called Inspiration and Chai, including articles that have been translated into several languages, and is the author of the full-length memoir, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing. www.bronnieware.com
Browse award-winning titles. See more
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
But not to be too negative, it was certainly an interesting reading for me, I enjoyed it and it again reminded me some of the basics, which you need to turn into day in day out to stay on a reasonable path, so that at the end of your life you just do not regret that your time on earth was wasted on unimportant things. Sharing of that aspect is certainly something the author did very well.
The author's stories about herself are interesting. She obviously has lead a very free and interesting life, but constantly hearing about it loses it's appeal after a while. I was hoping to gain insight and wisdom from the people who were seeing life from their last days. I did get a portion of that, but not nearly as much as I had hoped. Strangely, a lot of the words of wisdom came from the author, which is fine I suppose, but that's not quite what I bought the book for.
Also, the end of the book got really self indulgent in my opinion. I was really feeling like giving the book 4 stars until I neared the end. There's a small portion in those last chapters that summarize her days and lessons learned with her patients, but the last 20% or so of the book is very long winded story telling of her own trials and tribulations through depression and her days as a songwriting instructor at a women's prison. I just didn't get what the point of all that content was. It didn't seem to tie in with the theme of the book at all. I kind of got the impression that the end was simply a need to fill pages to meet a quota by the way it rambled on and on. It really soured my opinion of the book as a whole.
At any rate, the book has high points and low points. It has 5 star rating material and 1 star rating material. I decided to split the difference and rank it as 3 stars overall. It's worth reading but I wouldn't recommend spending a lot of money on it. I'm glad I bought the $10 kindle version and not the $30 paper copy!
The original article was probably way better (if you are interested in reading about the regrets of the dying, that is) and this book should have been titled "Bronnie Wares' Life". Except, then no one would have bought it.
Reading some of the other reviews, I was surprised by how this book has been judged. I think it may have been the expectations of some readers that have created disappointment, rather than the book itself. Why some reviewers condemn it for being too much about the author's life, is beyond me. IT IS A MEMOIR! Memoirs are supposed to be about the life of the person writing it! The by-line and the summary of the book were clear that it is about the author's life.
The author also shares very personal stories about her time with dying people, in a manner that clearly shows she has a sincere heart. I have experienced the loss of my wife and brother to cancer and I think she writes of similar situations with compassion, wisdom, and obvious first-hand experience.
This is easily the most beautiful book I have read in decades. I recommend it highly and hope that those who read all of the reviews here will approach the memoir with an open mind, not letting preconceived expectations stop you from enjoying the special treat that this book definitely is. There is much to learn from it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It does not have to be ours
Must read. Helps avoiding mistakes
Best of the best