by Gail Rubin, CT 126 pp; 5 x 7 paperback (125 illustrations)
ISBN 978-1-943681-15-0 $15.95
Kicking the Bucket List
Do you plan to live forever? Good for you!
Do you ever plan to move? Depending on where you’re going, you can’t take it with you.
Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die is your guide to a clean house and a clear mind. Death educator Gail Rubin brings a light touch to cleaning out those dark recesses of your drawers and closets. In these pages, you’ll learn how to:
• Tackle downsizing without being overwhelmed by the job
• Evaluate what to keep, toss, donate and recycle
• Creatively remove excess goods from your home
• Manage your finances for today and tomorrow
• Organize your funeral and create your legacy
If you need guidance to downsize and organize, this book is for you. Each Bucket List item includes links to helpful online articles that expand on each point.
Just as talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about funerals and end-of-life issues won’t make you dead. Start your Kicking the Bucket List today!
“The connection between downsizing and death acceptance has never been more obvious. Clear your mind and conscience by sucking it up and doing the things Gail suggests.” — Caitlin Doughty, author of the New York Times bestseller, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEWS (November 2016): "Synopsis: In the pages of "Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing & Organizing Things to Do Before You Die", death educator Gail Rubin brings a light touch to her readers on how to organize and prepare for end-of-life issues. "Kicking the Bucket List" covers tackling downsizing without being overwhelmed by the job; evaluating what to keep, toss, donate and recycle; creatively removing excess goods from the home; manage finances for today and tomorrow; organizing for a funeral and creating a legacy. "Kicking the Bucket List" is especially appropriate for members of the Baby Boom generation who are now facing their parents estates and their own downsizing.
Critique: "Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing & Organizing Things to Do Before You Die" is packed from cover to cover with practical, useful information. Thoroughly 'reader friendly' in organization and presentation, "Kicking the Bucket List" will prove an extraordinarily valued and appreciated addition to community library collections. For personal reading lists that "Kicking the Bucket List" is also available in a Kindle format ($7.99). It should be noted that "Kicking the Bucket List" is the eighth title in the Bucket List series, and supports the work of the nonprofit National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice Foundation. A Certified Thanatologist, Gail Rubin also writes The Family Plot Blog at www.AGoodGoodbye.com."
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