WITH THE END IN MIND
WITH THE END IN MIND

Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Times

It’s not a gloomy book. I shed a few tears — usually over the love shown between the dying and their relatives — but it’s not gut-wrenching and Mannix weaves the light and dark strands of her experience with finesse.

There is something illuminating and beautiful in the way Mannix writes about death not as an inconvenient or dreaded party pooper, but as the intended and inevitable final event of our lives. “There are only two days with fewer than 24 hours in each lifetime, sitting like bookends astride our lives: one is celebrated every year yet it is the other that makes us see living as precious.”

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