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The End of Your Life Book Club
The End of Your Life Book Club
Author: Will Schwalbe
"What are you reading?" That's the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780307739780
ISBN-10: 0307739783
Publication Date: 7/2/2013
Pages: 336
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
You would think this book would have been sad but for me it was not. The book was a celebration of Mary Ann's life and a celebration of love between a son and his mother. I believe the world is a better place for having Mary Ann Schwalbe. She lived as she died, gracefully. To have had such a privileged life she showed us how to be a giving soul. I wish I had known her and I thank Will for sharing her with me.

There were many books that Will and Mary Ann read and talked about that I was not familiar with but just as many that I have either read or have to read. I even added a couple to my WL. This is a book I will not soon forget.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is really a tribute from a son to his mother. It is a celebration of a life, but I did find it to be sad, as well as inspiring. One quote that sums it up is "Mom taught me that you can make a difference in the world and that books really do matter: they're how we know what we need to do in life, and how we tell others." There are many things an avid reader will relate to and that is part of the enjoyment. I found myself adding to my "to be read" list, as well.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was an incredibly thought provoking, moving and motivating book. I am not going to repost it because I will read it again and again. I never feel compelled to re-read books, this one is a rare exception.
Well worth the read for anyone who loves books, loves their family, loves life.
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