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Writers from all walks of life continue to lead their readers to mingle with death—get to know it from a distance. They urge readers to familiarize themselves with their inevitable acquaintance (so to speak). Below is a list of books that our audience has recommended to us. Each book, written through vastly different lenses, offer the idea that by confronting death, we all will be more likely to live life with a little bit more intentionality.

The Conversation Project began when Ellen Goodman and a group of concerned media, clergy, and medical professionals gathered to share stories of “good deaths” and “hard deaths” within their own circle of loved ones. They…

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By Ellen Goodman, 07/15/2015

Welcome to Talking Matters!

If you’ve been a part of The Conversation Project, you already know the importance we place on words, on shared thoughts and feelings, and on talking. It, well, matters.