Dying by Cory Taylor
A Memoir

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Along with the precision of her writing, it is Taylor’s lack of self-righteousness that lends this book its very special quality.
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A deeply affecting meditation on dying and a wise tribute to life

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.

 

About Cory Taylor

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Cory Taylor is an award-winning screenwriter who has also published short fiction and children's books. She lives in Brisbane, Australia. Me and Mr. Booker is her first novel.
 
Published August 1, 2017 by Tin House Books. 152 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Alice O'Keeffe on Nov 09 2016

Along with the precision of her writing, it is Taylor’s lack of self-righteousness that lends this book its very special quality.

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