The Caregiver’s Bookshelf: Essays on the End

“At the End of Life: True Stories About How We Die” contains some truly gripping narratives that illuminate a hard truth about death in our culture: it is always so complicated, so much thornier than we think. […]  And reality is what “At the End of Life,” the first book published by the journal Creative Nonfiction, delivers.

Its authors, and editor Lee Gutkind, deserve credit for being unsparingly honest about doctoring, about decision-making, about their own ambivalent emotions. They have a lot to teach us. – Paula Span