Chasing Daylight. How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life (UK Edition)

Chasing Daylight. How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life (UK Edition)

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERChasing Daylight is the honest, touching, and ultimately inspirational memoir of former KPMG CEO Eugene O'Kelly, completed in the three and a half months between his diagnosis with brain cancer and his death in September 2005. It's haunting yet extraordinarily hopeful voice reminds us to embrace the fragile, fleeting moments of our lives: the brief time we have with our family, our friends, and even ourselves. Glimpse the strategies Gene embraced to accept and live the final stages of his life with vibrancy and calm - and what his preparations for death taught him about life.This paperback edition features a new foreword by his wife, Corinne O'Kelly and a readers' group guide and questions "A moving memoir" The Times
"Challenging and thought-provoking" The Financial Times
"[A] well-written and moving book." The Economist.com
"Voicing universal truths not often found in business or how-to tracts...[O'Kelly] made a success out of his final mission."-Janet Maslin, The New York Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 201 pages
  • 128 x 204 x 7mm | 140g
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • London, United States
  • English
  • UK Ed
  • 0077118472
  • 9780077118471
  • 78,649

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"Eugene O'Kelly made a generous gift of this book. He left behind something wise and insightful; it's something we all can use." --Paul Newman"Chasing Daylight" is the inspirational memoir of former KPMG CEO Eugene O'Kelly, written in the three-and-a half months between his terminal diagnosis with brain cancer and his death in September 2005. Interweaving details of his illness with reflections on life, death, and success, this passionate, deeply insightful book provides an unforgettable account of O'Kelly's final journey, and is a compelling reminder of the importance of living a balanced and meaningful life."Voicing universal truths not often found in business or how-to tracts...[O'Kelly] made a success out of his final mission."-"The New York Times""One of the most unexpected and touching books you're likely to read this year."-"Bloomberg News""A moving memoir."-"The Times" (London)
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Table of contents

A Gift
The Bottom Line
The Business of Dying Is Hard
The Best Death Possible
The Good Good-bye
Transition .
Chasing Daylight By Corinne O'Kelly
Afterword By Corinne O'Kelly .
A Reader's Guide
Questions for Discussion
A Conversation with Corinne O'Kelly
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About Eugene O'Kelly

Eugene O'Kelly started at KPMG as an assistant accountant in 1972 and ended his 30-plus year career as CEO, in which capacity he served from April 2002 to June 2005 before becoming a Senior Partner of the firm. He passed away on the 10th September 2005.
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