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(Full title is Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Non-fiction books and their epic titles!)

I actually read this a couple of months ago, but I think it stuck with me well enough that I can still post my thoughts. I picked up the book because I recognized the author's name from The Checklist Manifesto, another nonfic of his that I liked.

This one is about how good we are at keeping very ill and very elderly people alive, and yet how bad we are at having honest conversations about the quality of ill and elderly people's lives rather than solely the duration.

Cut for length and subject matter (death and terminal illness) )

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