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  • Published: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241297292
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $22.99

On Living

Dancing More, Working Less and Other Last Thoughts




This isn't a book about dying - this is a book about living.

What are the greatest regrets of the dying?

At her patients' bedside, witnessing their final moments, this is what Kerry Egan discovers. How do the dying seek to making meaning of their lives, the people and moments that have shaped them; and what are those things above all else that they wish they could have done differently?

This isn't a book about dying - it's a book about living. Each of Egan's patients taught her something. In this deeply moving and illuminating book, Kerry captures the fragility of the human experience, imparting the poignant and profound lessons from the dying, on how to live a life without regrets.

  • Published: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241297292
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $22.99

Praise for On Living

As the title suggests, this is not just a book about dying. It's one that will inspire readers to make the most of every day.

Publishers Weekly

When I forget the importance of kindness, when I forget to listen, when I no longer recognize the comfort of a quiet presence ... I will want On Living within arm's reach, always.

Abigail Thomas, author of Comes Next and How to Like It'

Thoughtful and refreshingly unpretentious . . . [Egan's] insights continue to resonate for days after you've finished reading

Washington Post on 'Fumbling'

A brave and uplifting meditation on how important it is to make peace and meaning of our lives while we still have them

Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love

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