Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life

Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life

by Gene O'Kelly, Andrew Postman
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Chasing Daylight 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What if a doctor looked you in the eyes today and told you flat-out that you had about 100 days to live, and there was zero chance anything could change that shocking reality? What would you do? How would you spend your last days? In May 2005, Eugene O¿Kelly, then the CEO of KPMG, received the bitter news that he wouldn¿t live out the year due to brain cancer. An accountant by training and a type-A personality by nature, O¿Kelly set in motion a strategy for making the most of his last days. Part of that plan included writing a book on how to bring closure to life and prepare for the great transition to come. One conclusion: Sometimes you have to work hard at the 'business of dying.' O¿Kelly¿s stoic, rational courage in the face of the unknown has produced this gift for all those he left behind. We recommend it highly for its priceless lessons about how to live.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although the book is not thick, the words and ideas of Gene's last days make you stop and think. He felt fortunate that he was able to methodically organize his life to say goodbye to everyone since many people have their lives cut short without notice. It is just another reminder for everyone to decide what is really important in their lives and to make this decision while you have plenty of time to enjoy it. This is a great book for everyone to read--I could hardly put it down and I had tears in my eyes at different parts of the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Too bad that Mr. O'Kelly learned the lessons about valuing life so near the end of his own. But readers would be well served by his experience to get the most out of their own lives while we - presumptively - have many more days ahead of us. Or even if only one day before us. A great book. Read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book changed my way of thinking about life. I stop now to enjoy the 'perfect moments' and I understand that death is an active part of life. The author's account of his last days is inspirational and this book should be read by all. It will change the way you live. It is a short and easy read - full of thought provoking moments that will force you to pause and ponder life, death and everything in between.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book teaches us in the most direct way to live each day to its utmost. It's a gripping memoir that sticks in your memory and serves as a reminder that life is precious and we can find something special in what seems to often be mundane lives.
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BarbaraC1977 More than 1 year ago
I read this when it first came out, in print. Wonderful book, very moving, very open and honest. Hard to imagine sometimes.
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1Love More than 1 year ago
This book was inspirational, touching and enlightening.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
How often we take for granted those in our lives¿ or more simply, that there will even be a tomorrow. This book is a reality check on our own mortality. I personally was captivated, enlightened, and saddened all at the same time and fortunately I walked away with at least two gems that will serve me well for the rest of my days¿ and hopefully, that¿s a lot of days!