Death Is a Day Worth Living

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Broadleaf Books
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5.7 X 8.2 X 1.5 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Dr. Ana Claudia Quintana Arantes is the founder of the Associação Casa do Cuidar, where she coordinates an advanced multidisciplinary program around palliative care. She's a graduate of the University of São Paulo, with advanced degrees from 4 Estações Institute of Psychology and the Instituto Pallium of Oxford University. Her work in geriatrics, palliative care, psychology, and grief intervention has made her among the most respected voices in her field. Now a global voice for end-of-life care, her TED Talk has garnered over 2.7 million views, leading to the writing of this book--an international bestseller with editions in eight languages.


"Ana Claudia is a clear and compassionate guide on a journey into a daunting yet essential topic. Her powerful storytelling reminds us that the beauty of each day is heightened by our willingness to see suffering and mortality as an essential part of living. This book has the potential to change both your life and death." --Roy Remer, executive director of Zen Hospice Project, San Francisco

"A celebration of life that springs from looking clearly and squarely at death. A must-read for anyone living with a serious illness and for anyone serious about living life fully." --Dr. Steven Pantilat, professor of medicine, chief of the division of palliative medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

"Death Is a Day Worth Living addresses a universal need for language around the one experience we will all go through--death. Until we take our last breath, we are very much alive, if we choose to be. Ana Claudia powerfully and poetically speaks to the privilege of being alive until the very end. This profound book reframes everyday life and everyday breath." --Mindy Relyea, certified End of Life Doula and Grief Advocate

"Candid and refreshing, packed with wonderful metaphors about life and death, learned over decades of helping patients near the end of life. Everyone should read this book!" --Eduardo Bruera MD, F. T. McGraw Chair in the Treatment of Cancer, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, & Integrative Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

"Ana Claudia is a rare poem walking on two legs, dressed in a white lab coat, with two eyes shining on every face she encounters. If 'death is the bridge to life, ' her words in Death Is a Day Worth Living become something equally rare: the warm and willing hand clasping yours, walking you across that rickety bridge, under a generous sun." --Dallas Graham, founder and publisher of the Red Fred Project

"Courageously deals with a subject that continues to be taboo." --maisMINAS, Brazil

The big question that surrounds death is, in reality, life." --SAPO

"In this book, [Dr. Ana Claudia Quintana Arantes] proposes a new look at life." --Rolling Stone, Brazil

"It is death you speak about, but it is about life, our life, that you make us think." --DN Life

"A delicious reflection on death--and life." --Jornal do Brasil

"Ambitious and challenging." --Slow Medicine

"Death Is a Day Worth Living can change people's perception of life." --O Globo