Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Library Loot ~ only one today

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End ~ by Atul Gawande, 2014
Is it medicine's job to keep us alive?  Or is it well-being that really matters?  I don't want to spend my dying days in a nursing home in a bed with rails that hold me in or tied into a wheelchair.  All that does is prolong my dying, not help me really live as I want to live.  Gawande argues that quality of life is the desired goal.  I heard about this book in one book club and plan to suggest it to my other book discussion group.
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire @ The Captive Reader and Linda @ Silly Little Mischief that encourages us to share the names of books we checked out of the library.  See what others got this week.


Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

Sounds really interesting. Enjoy!

Beth said...

I read this after my father's death and found it very moving. It colors how I help my mom deal with her retirement and how I plan my own.