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Die Wise Book Reading & Signing Maui, HI

April 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

April 4th (7-10pmish)
at the Makawao Union Church Hall, Maui, Hawaii

Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, is Stephen Jenkinson’s new book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. Published by North Atlantic Books. (March 2015) purchase link

Die Wise does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty. Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Die Wise is for those who will fail to live forever.

Die Wise Video Trailer


Dying well, Jenkinson writes, is a right and responsibility of everyone. It is a moral, political, and spiritual obligation each person owes their ancestors and their heirs. It is not a lifestyle option. It is a birthright and a debt. Die Wise dreams such a dream, and plots such an uprising. How we die, how we care for dying people, and how we carry our dead: this work makes our village life, or breaks it.



April 4, 2015
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Orphan Wisdom


Makawao Union Church Hall
1445 Baldwin Avenue
Makawao, HI 96768 United States
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