Every Third Thought: On Life, Death and the Endgame

Category: Book
By (author): McCrum, Robert
  SELF-HELP / Death, Grief, Bereavement
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Death & Dying
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Published: February 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.75in x 5.25in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*An uplifting and moving investigation into how we think about death, Every Third Thought is wise and humane, both a guide and a companion. In 1995, at the age of forty-two, Robert McCrum suffered a dramatic and near-fatal stroke. Since that life-changing event, McCrum has lived in the shadow of death, unavoidably aware of his own mortality. And now, in his sixties, he is noticing a change: his friends are joining him there. Death has become his contemporaries' every third thought. And so, with the words of McCrum's favourite authors as travel companions, Every Third Thought takes us on a journey towards death itself. This is a deeply personal book of reflection and conversation - with brain surgeons, psychologists, hospice workers and patients, writers and poets - confronting an existential question: in a world where we have learnt to live well at all costs, can we make peace with dying? "Moving, intellectual and unsentimental. I think it will become a classic." -Melvyn Bragg "Thoughtful, subtle, elegantly clever and oddly joyous, Every Third Thought is beautiful." -Kate Mosse, author of The Burning Chambers
Biographical NoteRobert McCrum was born and educated in Cambridge, England. For nearly twenty years he was editor-in-chief of the publisher Faber & Faber, until he suffered a severe stroke, the subject of his acclaimed memoir, My Year Off. From 1996 to 2009, he was literary editor of the Observer and associate editor until 2018. He is also the author of Wodehouse: A Life, six novels, and the co-author of the international bestseller The Story of English.