“This book is courageous. It is written with great sensitivity to, and respect for, those facing aging, sickness, and death themselves; the caregivers attempting to attend to their needs; and especially the complexities of the human dynamics entailed when those realities involve family members. The author draws on her own rich experience as a coach, as a hospice worker, and most important, as someone who has lived through and learned from her own involvement with family members facing aging, illness, and death.  Using these experiences, Arnup opens up new vistas for her readers, providing them with different ways of thinking about the issues that face them so that they can act authentically and realistically in the unique situations that are facing them.”

– Dr. Aviva Freedman, Professor Emeritus,
Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton University