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Dying: A Memoir (Hardcover)

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Cory Taylor knew she was dying of brain cancer and wrote this slim, beautiful memoir in the space of a few weeks. She works out her feelings about her life and her parents and dying itself on the page and it's such a gift. 

— Andrea

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At the age of sixty, Cory Taylor is dying of melanoma-related brain cancer. Her illness is no longer treatable: she now weighs less than her neighbor's retriever. As her body weakens, she describes the experience--the vulnerability and strength, the courage and humility, the anger and acceptance--of knowing she will soon die.

Written in the space of a few weeks, in a tremendous creative surge, this powerful and beautiful memoir is a clear-eyed account of what dying teaches: Taylor describes the tangle of her feelings, remembers the lives and deaths of her parents, and examines why she would like to be able to choose the circumstances of her death.

Taylor's last words offer a vocabulary for readers to speak about the most difficult thing any of us will face. And while Dying: A Memoir is a deeply affecting meditation on death, it is also a funny and wise tribute to life.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781941040706
ISBN-10: 1941040705
Publisher: Tin House Books
Publication Date: August 2017
Pages: 152
Language: English
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