Sallie Tisdale – Advice for Future Corpses: A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying


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"The subtitle of Sallie Tisdale’s book, Advice for Future Corpses and Those Who Love Them (Touchstone), is A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying, and she really is not kidding about it being practical. Tisdale is a nurse who’s cared for many a corpse-to-be, so there are plenty of hard-nosed tips for those of us new to such matters. Did you know that you can fire your doctor, or that becoming dehydrated can make a patient feel better in their last days, or that in France a dead person can get married? The author is also a Buddhist and a gifted writer, full of opinions, stories, and philosophical insights. Beyond mere practicality, the depth of her emotional experience lends weight to her sudden poetic turns of phrase, and vice versa. Again and again, she reminds us that everything is always falling apart, and then she helps us find the courage not to turn away from it."

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Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying,  explores all the heartbreaking, beautiful, terrifying, confusing, absurd, and even joyful experiences that accompany the work of dying.

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