As a successful businessman, consultant, author, and academic, William (Willy) Donaldson has accomplished much. But none of this success and experience prepared him for the journey he took with his parents to prepare them, and the rest of the family, for their inevitable deaths. After he went on this journey with his parents, many people including doctors, care-givers, death doulas, administrators, friends, and family asked him to share his story.
About the Book
In this funny, moving, poignant memoir, Willy tells the story of how he talked with his parents over an extended period about their end of life thoughts and philosophy. Willy shares the sad, funny, maddening, sweet, and rewarding sides of this journey and makes a compelling and impassioned plea to readers to not miss this opportunity.
The Time is Now
Death is an inevitability. Yet the vast majority of us seem to want to ignore this fact. Trying to avoid talking about it is a mistake. Estimated Time of Departure will take you on a journey of one man having these discussions with his parents and how powerfully loving, revealing, and cathartic they were.