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KATY BUTLER, author of "Knocking on Heaven’s Door" and "The Art of Dying Well"

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Fri 09 / 13 / 2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Sausalito Library, City Hall, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito,

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FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE SAUSALITO LIBRARY
KATY BUTLER, author of "Knocking on Heaven’s Door" and "The Art of Dying Well"
Friday, September 13th, 7:00 PM
Co-sponsored by SAUSALITO LIBRARY and SAUSALITO VILLAGE
 
Dying well starts with living well.
 
You can thrive in later life (even if coping with a chronic medical condition); adapt successfully to change; get the best from our fragmented health care system; and make your own “good death” more likely. Join us to hear bestselling Mill Valley author Katy Butler discuss her new handbook of step by step preparations —practical, communal, physical, and spiritual — all designed to help you make the most of your remaining time, be it months, years, or decades.
 
Sharing her groundbreaking insights and inspiring true stories, this dynamic speaker will offer ways to age in place successfully, to deepen your passions and community connections, to marshal a “tribe” to support you or a seriously ill friend, and to seize the power to make any death a sacred rite of passage rather than a medical event.
 
You can live as well as possible for as long as possible, and age — and even die — with comfort, joy, and meaning. Come take part in a freewheeling discussion of the promises and pitfalls of the last third of life. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
 
“Katy Butler shows how, and I am profoundly grateful.” — Barbara Ehrenreich, author of "Nickel and Dimed" and "Natural Causes"
“A book to devour, discuss, dog-ear, and revisit. Wise counsel for the final decades of our ‘wild
and precious’ lives.” — Lucy Kalanithi, MD, widow of Paul Kalanithi, and editor of "When Breath Becomes Air"
“Surprisingly comforting. "The Art of Dying Well" belongs on the same shelf as Atul Gawande’s "Being Mortal". You will want to read it and keep it handy.” — Michael Dirda, Washington Post.
 
Katy Butler’s first book, "Knocking on Heaven’s Door", is a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book of the Year. "The Art of Dying Well" drew record-breaking crowds to her national book tour and was an Amazon bestseller. An award-winning science journalist and former reporter for the SF Chronicle, she is a past finalist for a National Magazine Award and a former Sausalito houseboat resident.
 
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