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The Wheel of Life

A Memoir of Living and Dying
Narrated by: Ellen Burstyn
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, MD, transformed the way the world thinks about death and dying. Beginning with the groundbreaking publication of the classic psychological study On Death and Dying and continuing through her many books and her years working with terminally ill children, AIDS patients, and the elderly, Kübler-Ross brought comfort and understanding to millions coping with their own deaths or the deaths of loved ones. In The Wheel of Life, when Kübler-Ross was 71 years old and facing her own death, this world-renowned healer told the story of her extraordinary life. Having taught the world how to die well, she offered a lesson on how to live well. The Wheel of Life is an adventure of the heart - powerful, controversial, inspirational - a fitting legacy of a powerful life.

©1997 Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. All rights reserved. (P)1997 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Just beautiful...

This is one of those books that I hold dearest. It is an important book; it helps explains dilemmas of life, and does so, so, so beautifully. How I wish to have met Elizabeth Kubler-Ross...!!

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opened eyes

Enlighting view on life and how to appreciate people and are selfs more. To live to live and reaxh out, be not afraid of death or love.

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Essential knowledge for any physician

Just like any other subject to physician's education, it is a basic tool for the medical practice in order to deliver a integral, more effective therapy.

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Beautiful, insightful, useful

A must read for anyone who has dealed with loss, (we all have). Profound and illuminating... Full of hope and love.

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Exceptional

Elisabeth was a gift to our world. Her message of love is transforming. Her story is a testament we can get through grief.

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  • 08-18-19

Up close and personal view of the author!

Gripping story of Ms. Kubler-Ross' life. "Our purpose in life is to be love to others. We must heal.ourselves first to be able to.love others fully. There is nothing to be afraid of ..dying is leaving one existence and moving onto another."

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Inspirational story of life and death

Going through personal grieving due to the passing of family members and friends , I found myself in the necessity of researching life and death and try to be in peace with the fact that it is inevitable and unpredictable, but confirming that there is a transition to another stage of life after our physical death.
The author of this book was such an amazing strong woman who knew since very young her mission in life, thanks for leaving us your books and wisdom.

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Incredible book

Wonderfully written about death and pain. I lost my father to a cancer as a teenager. This book helped me understand his suffer and death.

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Living and aging

The narration was lovely. I read Death and Dying by Ross, when I was very young. Now I'm 56 and my mother is 97. It seemed a good idea to listen to the expert as mother and I age. Many of life's big delimas have simple answers. I enjoyed this book and recommend it.

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Wonderful

Is the most wonderful and usefull book, honesty and truth , the best choice to grow