Let’s talk about Atul Gawande’s BEING MORTAL

In BEING MORTAL, our most thoughtful and thought-provoking surgeon Atul Gawande argues that contemporary medicine can do a better, more humane job of managing death and dying by comforting and enhancing our experience, providing not only a good life but also a good end. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, the bestselling author of COMPLICATIONS, BETTER and THE CHECKLIST MANIFESTO, offers “a deeply affecting, urgently important book…about living to the last with autonomy, dignity, and joy.”*

BEING MORTAL is a November 2014 Indie Next selection, has a starred review among many raves, and Dr. Gawande is kicking off a week of media appearances opposite Jon Stewart and Charlie Rose!

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (10/6)
PBS’s “Charlie Rose Show” (10/6)
C-SPAN’s “After Words” (10/8)
PBS’s “Frontline” (1/13/15)
NPR’s “Diane Rehm Show” (10/6), “Here and Now” (10/6), “Radiolab” (10/7), “Science Friday” (10/10)
Vanity Fair (October issue)
The New York Times (10/4)
The Economist (10/4 issue)
The Boston Globe (10/5)
The Chicago Tribune (10/6)
Fortune (10/6 issue)
The New York Times Book Review (10/26)

Praise for BEING MORTAL:

“Distressed by how ‘the waning days of our lives are given over to treatments that addle our brains and sap our bodies for a sliver’s chance of benefit,’ surgeon Gawande confronts the contemporary experience of aging and dying. As a writer and a doctor, Gawande appreciates the value of a good ending.”
Booklist, starred review

“A sensitive, intelligent and heartfelt examination of the processes of aging and dying.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Not only wise and deeply moving, BEING MORTAL is an essential and insightful book for our times, as one would expect from Atul Gawande, one of our finest physician writers.” — Oliver Sacks, author of HALLUCINATIONS

“North American medicine, BEING MORTAL reminds us, has prepared itself for life but not for death. This is Atul Gawande’s most powerful—and moving—book.”
— Malcolm Gladwell, author of DAVID AND GOLIATH

“A deeply affecting, urgently important book…about living to the last with autonomy, dignity, and joy.” — *Katherine Boo, author of BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS

BEING MORTAL is now available from Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt & Co.


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