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The Resource Dying : a memoir, Cory Taylor

Dying : a memoir, Cory Taylor

Label
Dying : a memoir
Title
Dying
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Cory Taylor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. --amazon.com
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Summary
At the age of sixty, Cory Taylor is dying of melanoma-related brain cancer. Her illness is no longer treatable. As she tells us in her remarkable last book, she now weighs less than her neighbour's retriever. Written in the space of a few weeks, in a tremendous creative surge, this powerful and beautifully written book is a clear-eyed account of what dying has taught Cory: she describes the tangle of her feelings, she reflects on her life, and she remembers the lives and deaths of her parents. She tells us why she would like to be able to choose the circumstances of her own death
Biography type
autobiography
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10523488
Cataloging source
YDX
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1955-2016
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Taylor, Cory
Dewey number
  • 128.5
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Taylor, Cory
  • Death
  • Terminally ill
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • SELF-HELP / Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Death & Dying
Target audience
adult
Label
Dying : a memoir, Cory Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn960277735
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
141 pages
Isbn
9781941040706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960277735
Label
Dying : a memoir, Cory Taylor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn960277735
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
141 pages
Isbn
9781941040706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960277735

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      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
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