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The Top Five Regrets of the Dying : A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing - Bronnie Ware

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing

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In February 2012, as she went in labour with her first child, Bronnie Ware prayed for two things: the safe arrival of her baby, and that she would one day become a Hay House author. In a turn of events that can only be described as extraordinary, within 24 hours, both had come true!

First published in October 2011 by Balboa Press (a division of Hay House), The Top Five Regrets of the Dying is now being released simultaneously worldwide as a Hay House title. When The Top Five Regrets of the Dying started shooting straight to the top of the bestseller lists, monitoring between Balboa Press and Hay House went into overdrive. It wasn't long before calls from The ABC, The Courier Mail as well as other local media, plus the UK's Sunday Times and BBC followed. Within a week, rights to The Top Five Regrets of the Dying were sold in seven countries. More information available in SAMS.

Bronnie's blog, Inspiration and Chai, is the source of the post The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, which has been read by over 3 million people worldwide. This post is the springboard from which the book of the same name was written.

Part memoir, part inspirational guide, in The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, Bronnie shares her own life story, and interweaves it with the lessons she learned from her experiences with the patients she tended as a palliative care nurse.

The top five regrets are:

1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself
2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings
4. I wish I'd stayed in touch with my friends and
5. I wish I'd let myself be happierĀ 

International interest has been huge, with rights sold in Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Czech Republic, and auctions in place for World Spanish Language, France, Japan, Korea and Poland.

About the Author

Bronnie Ware is an inspiring and creative soul from Australia. Through her work Bronnie weaves delightful tales of real life observations and experience. Using gentleness, honesty, and humour, Bronnie celebrates both the strength and vulnerability of human nature. Her message is a positive and inspiring one.

As well as performing her own songs, Bronnie runs an online personal growth and songwriting course, writes a well-loved blog called Inspiration and Chai, including articles that have been translated into several languages, and is the author of the full-length memoir, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying - A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing, recently released worldwide.

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    5.0

    Wondeful uplifting book

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    from Hunter Valley, NSW

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      Comments about The Top Five Regrets of the Dying:

      Wonderful book. Bronnie shares her life and the lessons she has learnt from caring for people at the end of their lives. Everyone should read this book

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      5.0

      A beautiful read!

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        Comments about The Top Five Regrets of the Dying:

        Inspiring, honest, and moving, brought me to tears a few times.

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        5.0

        A MUST REAL FOR ALL

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          ONCE AGAIN...AMAZING SERVICE AND DELIVERY FROM BOOKTOPIA. Thanx :)

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          4.0

          a good read also interesting

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            very educational i can use examples in my work place

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            5.0

            Best book ever read - will read again &

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              This book is not what you may think - yes there are details of the regrets of dying, but it is far more than this - it is a story of a journey, a very inspiring journey that will take you by surprise towards the end. This book is full of great inspiration and hope, and I can't wait to read it again......once my husband finishes it!

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              Useful, informative for older people

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                Written by a lay person who gained an insight to the thoughts of the dying. The five tenets were not unexpected but are well clarified by the writer with examples

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                Everyone needs to read this book

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                  A beautiful book that gives insight into what people feel when they are dying. They don't wish they made more money or worked harder, they wish they loved more, laughed more, were kinder to themselves and others. A book to learn from and read over again and again. A bible for real life.

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                  Introductionp. Vll
                  From the tropics to the snowp. 1
                  An unexpected career pathp. 12
                  Honesty and surrenderp. 24
                  I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not die life others expected of mep. 37
                  Products of our environmentp. 48
                  Trappingsp. 58
                  I wish I hadn't worked so hardp. 70
                  Purpose and intentionp. 79
                  Simplicityp. 90
                  I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelingsp. 102
                  No guiltp. 113
                  Gifts in disguisep. 126
                  I wish I had stayed in touch with my friendsp. 135
                  True friendsp. 145
                  Allow yourselfp. 157
                  I wish I had let myself be happierp. 167
                  Happiness is nowp. 178
                  A matter of perspectivep. 190
                  Changing timesp. 199
                  Darkness and dawnp. 212
                  No regretsp. 224
                  Smile and knowp. 236
                  About the Authorp. 245
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                  ISBN: 9781401940652
                  ISBN-10: 140194065X
                  Audience: General
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 256
                  Published: 15th March 2012
                  Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.7  x 1.8
                  Weight (kg): 0.29
                  Edition Number: 1