Making Dying Less Scary
When I mentioned to a friend that I was reading Katy Butler’s new book, The Art of Dying Well, her response was: “That sounds grim.” Another friend was similarly put-off, saying, “I never think about death. It’s too depressing.” — After finishing Butler’s book, I felt anything but depressed. I felt empowered, realizing I have a lot more control over how I die than I had previously thought. Simply put, Butler makes dying less scary by offering clear steps, starting when you’re in good health, and leading you from the inevitable slowing down to being diagnosed with a fatal illness to planning your last days.