Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Book Review - "The Death Class: A True Story About Life" by Erika Hayasaki (#24 - 2015)

Norma Bowe is a former nurse who teaches a course on death at a college in New Jersey.  This class is so popular that it has a three year waiting list.  What about this class and this professor draws so much interest?  The author followed Norma around for four years, taking the class, talking to students, etc.  It's a fascinating book.  This book really isn't about the class itself so much as about the stories of Norma and a few students, how the class brings them together and helps them face their issues.  The stories are tough to read, hard to imagine and inspiring in how some people rise above their backgrounds to try and really make a difference in the lives of others.  It's really about choosing to really live a fulfilling and meaningful life.  It's a quick read, a good read and I recommend it!

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