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Katy Butler, The Art of Dying Well
March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for open seating are usually set up an hour before the event begins. Please email email@example.com by March 25th, 2018 if you have any ADA accommodation requests.
In The Art of Dying Well, Katy Butler seeks to restore an element of the sacred to the process of dying, and provides the tools to navigate a modern medical system that is inadequately designed to meet the needs of the elderly and patients managing prolonged illnesses. This crucial guide prepares readers for seven phases of late life, from vigorous old age to the final breath. Filled with life-affirming and relatable anecdotes, each chapter addresses a specific stage: Resilience, Slowing Down, Adaptation, Awareness of Mortality, House of Cards, Preparing for a Good Death, and Active Dying.
The author of the New York Times bestseller Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Katy Butler’s articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Best American Science Writing, and The Best American Essays. A finalist for a National Magazine Award, she lives in Northern California.
This event is co-sponsored by Hospice of Santa Cruz County.