Advisor to The Conversation Project Atul Gawande’s book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, is an incredible exploration of the medical industry, aging and death in America. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Katherine Boo describes Being Mortal as “a deeply affecting, urgently important book—one not just about dying and the limits of medicine but about living to the last with autonomy, dignity and joy.” This is a book so beautifully written and precisely articulated, it was difficult extracting just ten quotes from its pages. Here we go:
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