A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death

Tuesday, December 10, 8pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables


“There is nothing wrong with you for dying,” hospice physician B.J. Miller and journalist and caregiver Shoshana Berger write in A Beginner’s Guide to the End (Simon & Schuster, $28). “Our ultimate purpose here isn’t so much to help you die as it is to free up as much life as possible until you do.”

BJ Miller, MD is a hospice and palliative medicine physician who has worked in many settings—inpatient, outpatient, hospice facility, and home—and now sees patients and families at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Miller speaks all over the country and beyond on the theme of living well in the face of death. He has been profiled in The New York Times and interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, Tim Ferriss, and Krista Tippett.

An honest, surprising, and detail-oriented guide to the most universal of all experiences, A Beginner’s Guide to the End is “a book that every family should have, the equivalent of Dr. Spock but for this other phase of life” (New York Times bestselling author Dr. Abraham Verghese).

*This is a FREE event. Seats are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED and we will honor reservations via Eventbrite as priority through 7:45pm. Please arrive early as seats are not guaranteed. Books will be available for sale at the event. Book signing to follow talk. For questions, please call us at (305) 442-4408.

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