Pritchett’s stories and exercises were very enjoyable to read, often funny, always open and sincere, and written to put the reader at ease. Even without the guided exercises, one might enjoy simply reading her stories. But don’t just read this book! Use the guide, take control of the one thing we can all count on (dying) and plan your death and your life accordingly. Write your own story and you will have made a new friend.
– Dr. Sanders Burstein, Proximity Magazine
"As a practicing clinical psychologist, I exhort all my patients to confront their fears and adversities head-on—rationally, courageously, with grit and determination. This is exactly what Laura Pritchett does in her much-needed self-help book, Making Friends With Death. She shares a veritable cornucopia of personal experiences, strategies, perspectives, and workshop-like exercises to demystify, intelligently prepare for, and gracefully manage this most daunting of all of life’s challenges—our passing. Written in an accessible style fused with warmth, humor, and wisdom, it should be on everyone’s got-to-read list and part of every clinician’s library."
– Russell Grieger, Ph.D., author of The Couples Therapy Companion and Unrelenting Drive
"Death, that universal experience that is rarely discussed at parties, is now made accessible to all of us. Laura Pritchett has provided us with an intricate road map for the exploration of our death so that we can get on with the business of joyful living."
– Dr. Tim Flynn, physical therapist and international expert in chronic pain manage
"While I’ve read my fair share of advice and research on dying, sat with dying patients, and experienced my own mortality at a young age, nothing could’ve prepared me for this book. The emotions surrounding death—from catapulting hope to bottoming out grief—are captured in such a succinct and artful way that is at once both fearfully honest and, dare I say, entertaining. Laura Pritchett has assembled a true workbook for the one course none of us want to take. Astonishingly, I feel I may have been given the key to a good death."
– Laura Katers, Inpatient Pain Management, University of Washington Medical Center