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Making Friends with Death
A Field Guide for Your Impending Last Breath (To Be Read, Ideally, Before Itís Imminent!)
Laura Prichett
ISBN: 9781632280596
Book (Paperback)
Viva Editions
7 x 9
216 pages
September 1, 2017

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Death is a great and grand mystery, and the actual act of dying is the last physical act of our lives. We can do it well, like a graceful well-rehearsed piano solo or free throw, or we can do it herky-jerky like the klutzes we delightful humans can sometimes be. But if anything deserves our full attention, some preparation, or some renewed clarity, death might be it.

In this light-hearted, irreverant exploration of the one thing that is certain, Pritchett offers a look at all the uncertainty that precedes this final act. In a compelling mix of practical how-to advice and personal narrative, this book captures one personís adventures to make peace with her greatest nemesisódeath. She offers up wisdom from her obsessive search, which has included a decade of normal research (seminars, interviews, and retreats) and a lifetime of other related pursuits (digging up a dead body, necropsying her pet dog on the lawn, abandoning an MRI machine, taking flying lessons, and undergoing genetic testing).

Laura Pritchett is the author of several books, including Going Green, Pulse of the River, Homeland, and Great Colorado Bear Stories. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, O magazine, Salon, High Country News, the Sun, Orion, Pinch, High Desert Journal, Writers on the Range, OnEarth, and many others. Laura holds a PhD from Purdue University and teaches around the country.
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