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“Being Mortal”

As a way to kick-off events related to talking about aging and end of life, let’s read and discuss the bestselling book: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande. Atul Gawande is a well-known surgeon and writer.

What do people have to say about this book?

“Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows that the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life – all the way to the very end.”

What else do they say?

“Gawande tells us, using paradoxically life-enhancing stories, not how to achieve a good death, whatever that may be, but how to achieve a good life during the final stages.”

For more info about Dr. Gawande and this book, see this short video:

If interested, the book can be purchased through the church or is available through Chicago Public Library.

Please sign up to discuss this book on one of the scheduled dates. You can sign up on the paper form at St. Luke’s OR you can sign up with the online form. (Benefit of the online form, you can order your book right then & there!) If the dates don’t work for you, let Lora Salley know.  The location is TBD.

Being Mortal book group dates:

  • Thursday, February 13, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 15, 12:30 to 2:00 pm


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