On Living by Kerry Egan


Originally published in: 2016

What it’s about: Hospice chaplain Egan explains her job to those who are unfamiliar and shares stories of her patients. These stories teach us how to live better, and not wait til the end of our lives to do or say anything of importance.

What made me pick it up: I don’t remember. I feel like I read a review of it, or a tweet about it, and that was it. Hospice, nonfiction, life lessons, clean simple cover. It had a lot of the things I usually pick up.

My favorite things: This was such a candid, humorous book full of anecdotes and inspiring quotes about living that Egan has witnessed, learned from, and been told by dying patients. I like how she balanced her own experiences and beliefs with theirs and encouraged open mindedness while explaining them.

Who it’s great for: Anyone who has or ever had a loved one in hospice. Those who feel like they have something they need to change/accept/say to someone.

Erica’s rating: four-shells