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How to Talk About Dying

“When my mother died from heart failure and dementia, I began to talk with others. It was extraordinary. Everyone seemed to have a piercing memory of a good death or a hard death. Some of these stories had been below the surface for decades and were as vivid as if they’d just happened.”


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“Ellen speaks with the confidence of a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and the openness and warmth of a good friend. She has the remarkable ability to put people at ease even as she discusses the sensitive topics of illness and dying.”

Ira Byock, MD

Palliative care specialist and author of The Best Care Possible, The Four Things That Matter Most and Dying Well

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