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We're All Going to Die  : A Joyful Book About Death - Leah Kaminsky

We're All Going to Die

A Joyful Book About Death

Paperback Published: 23rd May 2016
ISBN: 9781460749999
Number Of Pages: 304

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A joyful book about the necessity of celebrating life in the face of death.

The one certainty about life is that everybody is going to die. Yet we have come to deny this central fact. We ignore it, hoping it will go away, putting our heads in the sand. Ours is an aging society, where we are all living longer, healthier lives, yet we find ourselves less and less prepared for our inevitable end.

Leah Kaminsky is an award-winning writer and GP, who is confronted by death and mortality on a daily basis. She sees - and shares - our fears of death and dying. But she also sees some people whose response to their imminent death is to choose, instead, to consciously embrace life. Like 90 year old Julia, a great-great-grandmother, officially an LOL in Leah's medical terminology (little old lady), who wants to compete in the Senior Olympics. Or a dying friend, who throws himself a 'pre-funeral' gig, to say goodbye to everyone he loves. As Leah says, 'If we truly open ourselves up to the experiences of those directly confronted with their own mortality, maybe we will overcome our own tunnel vision and decide to live our lives more fully.'

WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE is an engaging, compassionate and compelling book about death - or more specifically, about how, by facing and accepting our coming death, we can all learn to live in a more vital, fearless and truthful way, embracing life.

About the Author

Leah Kaminsky is an award-winning general physician and writer. She is also Poetry & Fiction Editor at the Medical Journal of Australia and Online Editor at Hunger Mountain. She conceived and edited WRITER, M.D., an anthology of contemporary doctor-writers, and is co-author of CRACKING THE CODE (Random House, 2015). Her first novel, THE WAITING ROOM, was published by Random House in 2015. She lives and works in Melbourne.


We're All Going to Die


Easy and informative reading. A book we should all be able to relate to.



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A must read


This treats the often taboo subject of death, a fate that awaits us all, with understanding and compassion. I'd suggest a must read for all ages and especially those with a loved one facing mortality. The author cleary is empathetic with her patients and never adopts a patronising attitude that often shackles her medical colleagues. Highly recommended.

Kerang, Australia


We're All Going to Die

4.7 3


'A beautiful, brave, inspiring work. Required reading for anyone who plans to die.'
Mary Roach, New York Times bestselling author of Stiff

'Everyone dies, and so I highly recommend Leah Kaminsky's sensitive and at times irreverent book about death to everyone.'
Sandeep Jauhar, New York Times bestselling author of Doctored and Intern

ISBN: 9781460749999
ISBN-10: 1460749995
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 23rd May 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.3