Atul Gawande makes you think about the end of life. Being Mortal is highly recommended for those who have thought about why we are better able to manage our pets end of life circumstances than our loved ones. The book is practical, realistic and optimistic. We are in a transition from almost no old people to millions. How to do end of life better than the medical model of life extension at all cost is a new subject and Gawande has contributed.