Sunday, January 26, 2014

Hospice Voices by Eric Lindner Review and Giveaway

As a part-time hospice volunteer, Eric Lindner provides companion care to dying strangers. They are chatterboxes and recluses, religious and irreligious, battered by cancer, congestive heart failure, Alzheimer s, old age. Some cling to life amazingly. Most pass as they expected. In telling his story, Lindner reveals the thoughts, fears, and lessons of those living the ends of their lives in the care of others, having exhausted their medical options or ceased treatment for their illnesses. In each chapter, Lindner not only reveals the lessons of lives explored in their final days, but zeroes in on how working for hospice can be incredibly fulfilling. As he s not a doctor, nurse, or professional social worker, just a volunteer lending a hand, offering a respite for other care providers, his charges often reveal more, and in more detail, to him than they do to those with whom they spend the majority of their time. They impart what they feel are life lessons as they reflect on their own lives and the prospect of their last days. Lindner captures it all in his lively storytelling. Anyone who knows or loves someone working through end of life issues, living in hospice or other end of life facilities, or dealing with terminal or chronic illnesses, will find in these pages the wisdom of those who are working through their own end of life issues, tackling life s big questions, and boiling them down into lessons for anyone as they age or face illness. And those who may feel compelled to volunteer to serve as companions will find motivation, inspiration, and encouragement.

About Eric Lindner:
Eric Lindner is an attorney & entrepreneur. He has been a hospice companion caregiver since 2009. He divides his time between Warrenton, VA and Kauai, Hawaii.
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My Review:
This was a very sad and uplifting book. It was sad because so many people die, and there are no cures. This was an uplifting book because even through it all these people had hope and they learned many things in their life. I thought that it was great that the author is spreading their words and wisdom so that others may learn from them. The author also reminded me that it is the little things in life. I liked that different people told their own stories in the book, and I liked meeting them. I am also very happy that the author is giving proceeds to charity. People die, and this book will hopely help people that are dying, or their loved ones. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed Hospice Voices so much!