Being Mortal – Atul Gawande

Albert: People rarely think about how they want to die, even though it happens to everyone, so I appreciate both the space and knowledge this book has provided me to think about this uncomfortable subject. It helps that Gawande writes well and raises interesting questions (and answers). I think it will be a good idea to revisit this book in the future. Rating: B+

Kevin: Its synopsis intrigued me, and the book enthralled me. Gawande presents the struggles and decisions surrounding end-of-life care in a gentle, yet honest, manner. Each journey he recounts is illustrative, touching, and informative. Together, they give a comprehensive overview of mortality—and all the complications it brings—in modern-day America. This is the first book I’ve ever read that I would truly consider a “must-read.” Rating: A+

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