From the bestselling author of With the End in Mind, a book about the hardest conversations we have in life and how to do them right – honestly and without regret. Dr Kathryn Mannix has spent most of her medical career working with people who have incurable, advanced illnesses. This book comes from conversations with many thousands of dying people and their loved ones. In beautiful and profoundly moving case studies – some about loss but others covering the many varied difficult moments in life – Mannix shows why it is so hard to say what we mean, to open up channels of honesty and tenderness, and to listen.
This book is a moving study in empathy with practical, deeply felt insights. It can prepare us for the inevitable – death and loss and change – and it can show us how to be there for others.