Every now and then we pick up a book because someone recommended it or because it simply sounded intriguing. most of the time, it turns out to be an enjoyable experience. But, how often do we read a book that we can’t stop thinking about because it touched our soul.
Not long a go, a dear friend highly recommended that I read “Being Mortal” by Atul Gwande. Being mortal? that did not sound appealing to me and quite frankly had it been any other person’s recommendation, chances are I would have gladly passed. considering the source, it was not so easy to pass on this one. first I highly respect the source and second he was so adamant about it. I knew it had to be done.
So, Amazon to the rescue. Sure enough! it was at my doorsteps in a couple of days. I think I may have skipped a meal because I could not put the book down. it was so honest and so genuine. it certainly shed the light on our humanity and how the health care system may fail us at times. Don’t take me wrong. we need health care and we honor our doctors. this book was written by a doctor. A doctor who was willing to step out on a limb in an effort to change our system for the better good. It is my turn to say, I highly recommend that you do yourself a favor and read the book. if you would like to discuss any aspect of the book with me, please feel free!