The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing

eBook - 2019
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After too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with heart. Despite having no formal qualifications or previous experience in the field, she found herself working in palliative care. During the time she spent tending to those who were dying, Bronnie's life was transformed. Later, she wrote an Internet blog post, outlining the most common regrets that the people she had cared for had expressed. The post gained so much momentum that it was viewed by more than three million readers worldwide in its first year. At the request of many, Bronnie subsequently wrote a book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, to share her story. Bronnie has had a colourful and diverse life. By applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for everyone, if we make the right choices, to die with peace of mind. In this revised edition of the best-selling memoir that has been read by over a million people worldwide, with translations in 29 languages, Bronnie expresses how significant these regrets are and how we can positively address these issues while we still have the time. The Top Five Regrets of the Dying gives hope for a better world. It is a courageous, life-changing book that will leave you feeling more compassionate and inspired to live the life you are truly here to live.
Topical Term: Regret
Terminally ill
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Electronic books
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Hay House, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781401956011
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Top 5 regrets of the dying


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Jan 22, 2020

I thought this was very good.
I thought it was a book about end of life but it is more than covers families and self-esteem and how one should live and being true to yourself and others. She is also a pretty good example of a practicing Buddhist who walks the talk. I wouldn't know how to classify this book except to say that it is worth reading.

Jul 05, 2017

I imagine this book can be read by people at various stages in life, and felt very differently depending on their experiences. For someone who's been a care giver of an old dying parent and have seen the births of new lives, I can see how truthful the author is to herself and those around her. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who is or will be a caregiver for an elderly - there is much to learn if you're willing to gently listen.

Jun 22, 2015

#1 Live a life true to yourself, not what others expect of you.
#2 Don't work too hard.
#3 Express your feelings
#4 Stay in touch with friends
#5 Let yourself be happy

Overall not bad advice. We tend to block thinking about these things out in our daily life (somebody has to clean the dishes and cook dinner- who has time to deal with all these big questions). It seemed to be a bit "spiritual" for my taste, but I thought she had good advice for the most part. I am probably biased though as I already believe strongly in #1 & #2. I thought she was a bit harsh on the guy that just gave up when his health was shot. Maybe that was how he felt about it and she should have respected that.


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