Tuesday Book Club: “Dying: A Memoir” by the late Cory Taylor
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After being diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, author of Australian classics such as “Me and Mr Booker” and “My Beautiful Enemy” Cory Taylor wrote “Dying: A Memoir”. This book explores our prejudices about death, and the potentially detrimental impact that society’s failure to acknowledge and discuss its effects can have. Taylor’s candor in covering topics such as legal euthanasia and the quality of end of life care in Australia is heartfelt and refreshing.