President Barbara Coombs Lee’s New Book Out Now!

Read "Finish Strong: Putting YOUR Priorities First at Life’s End," and help grow the movement by sharing your thoughts.
January 15, 2019

Five years in the works, Compassion & Choices President Barbara Coombs Lee’s latest book, Finish Strong: Putting Your Priorities First at Life’s End, is now available. The topics covered stem from her decades as a clinician caring for dying patients who suffered needlessly and decades more as an advocate empowering people to avoid that fate. Its recommendations come with the authority of knowledge and the compassion of one who knows firsthand how challenging the end-of-life journey can be.

Finish Strong provides a roadmap for not only taking control of our end-of-life experience but for catalyzing change in how medical systems handle end-of-life care. The usual advice about advance directives and conversations is important but woefully inadequate. This book describes concrete action in the here and now to help live our best lives to the end.

The book is receiving commendatory reviews from numerous respected thought leaders, ranging from nationally syndicated “Dear Abby” advice columnist Jeanne Phillips to spiritual icon Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. NPR radio show host Diane Rehm, author of On My Own and Finding My Voice, said Finish Strong “covers all the issues we must address — from opening the conversations with our families to informing doctors about the kind of care we want at the end of our lives.”


Learn where to find the book here. And once you’ve read it, please leave a review to help increase its visibility to a wider audience!

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