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Hospice Voices: Lessons for Living at the End of Life based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
It's beautiful. Did I enjoy this book: Yes. It wasn’t quite as accessible as I was expecting it to be: Lindner may lose a few readers due solely to his vocabulary choices, but I liked it. Like Lindner, I’ve spent a great deal of time helping (or trying to, anyway) families cope with exceptional circumstances. Whereas Lindner spends his time befriending those at the end of their lives, I spend mine helping those at the beginning. The basic rules appear to be the same: give what you can without imposing, fix what you can without interfering, love as much as you can without breaking the rules. This book is about a person who’s learned how to live with people who have learned how to live with the fact that they’re dying. It’s beautiful. Would I recommend it: Yes. Especially if you’re feeling serious, or nostalgic (or you really need a vocabulary boost). Will I read it again: It’s likely that the next time I go through a story like this it will be my own family’s. I’m not in a hurry. As reviewed by Melissa at Every Free Chance Book Reviews. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
I was rather hesitant about agreeing to review this book because I thought it would have me crying my eyes out and would be nothing but depressing. Was I ever wrong! Eric takes us on his journey as a Hospice volunteer with honesty, compassion and even humor. Each patient was very different in their wants and needs, and Eric flawlessly adjusted as he went. This book should be read by everyone. It will help you understand that one of the hardest times in your life can also be made a little easier with the help of Hospice. Eric Lindner has a very real talent for writing, and I enjoyed this book very much.