Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them) by Sallie Tisdale audiobook

Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying

By Sallie Tisdale
Read by Gabra Zackman

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665135580

  • ISBN: 9781665135566

  • ISBN: 9781665135573

Runtime: 7.19 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of Best Books Now in Paperback

You get ready to die the way you get ready for a trip. Start by realizing you don't know the way. Read a few travel guides. Study the language, look at maps, gather equipment. Let yourself imagine what it will be like. Pack your bags. This book is one of those travel guides—a guide to preparing for your own death and the deaths of people close to you.

The fact of death is hard to believe. Sallie Tisdale explores our fears and all the ways death and talking about death make us uncomfortable—but she also explores its intimacies and joys. Tisdale looks at grief, what the last days and hours of life are like, and what happens to dead bodies. Advice for Future Corpses includes exercises designed to make you think differently about the inevitable. She includes practical advice, personal experience, a little Buddhist philosophy, and stories.

But this isn't a book of inspiration or spiritual advice—Advice for Future Corpses is about how you can get ready. Start by admitting that we are all future corpses.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sallie Tisdale’s elegantly understated new book pretends to be a user’s guide when in fact it’s a profound meditation. It also pretends to be about how to die. Actually, it’s about how to live.” David Shields, author of Reality Hunger
“An intimate insider’s look at dying, aimed at both caregivers and mortally ill people. By turns philosophical and pragmatic, Tisdale gently prods readers to make plans while they can … Tisdale’s forthright narrative voice, charmingly bossy in style…is so generous and kind in spirit that readers will gladly follow along.” Publishers Weekly
“In its loving, fierce specificity, this book on how to die is also a blessedly saccharine-free guide for how to live…Tisdale does not write to allay anxieties but to acknowledge them, and she brings death so close, in such detail and with such directness, that something unusual happens, something that feels a bit taboo. She invites not just awe or dread—but our curiosity. And why not? We are, after all, just ‘future corpses pretending we don’t know.’” New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Sallie Tisdale

Author Bio: Sallie Tisdale

Sallie Tisdale is the author of Talk Dirty to Me, Stepping Westward, and Women of the Way. She has received a Pushcart Prize, an NEA Fellowship, the James Phelan Literary Award, and was a Dorothy and Arthur Shoenfeldt Distinguished Writer of the year. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, the New Yorker, Threepenny Review, Antioch Review, Conjunctions, and Tricycle. Tisdale is a long-time member of PEN and was a judge for the National Book Award in 2010.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 7.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English