“A poem to mortality and the beauty of how we can cope with it.
– Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal
“There are many kinds of grace in this little book – in its portrayals of the body language and expressions of the dying, the the simple language which clarifies what we can and should do when we accompany someone on their journey to death, in the underlying kindness that runs throughout.
– Rebecca Solnit, author of Hope in the Dark
“How To Say Goodbye shows us death as it can and should be, but often isn't: accessible, profound, moving, and beautiful. A unique and much-needed addition to the literature about death and dying.
– Louise Aronson, MD, author of Elderhood
“Like singing bowls whose sounds reverberate through us, MacNaughton's drawings resonate emotional tones of the tender moments she deftly portrays.
– Ira Byock, MD, author of Dying Well
“With keen eyes, a skillful hand, and a warm heart, MacNaughton has created a teaching manual on how to say goodbye. The quality of her attention, her exquisite drawings, and the honesty of her observations are a gift to all of us as we face death in its many forms.
– Mary Pipher, author of Women Rowing North
“This beautiful little book is luminous and dark, heavy and light, heartbreaking and glorious. It's a gift to see the world through Wendy MacNaughton's eyes.
– Lucy Kalanithi, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine