Reviews for A Graceful Farewell

“Beautifully organized and presented, this is a gift for your loved ones in the event of incapacitation or upon your final departure. It is a comprehensive, detailed guide for those left behind. I intend to use it myself.” — G. A. Langer, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Castera Professor of Cardiology, Geffen-UCLA School of Medicine

"I’ve waited for this book over 10 years and at last it’s here. Maggie’s put everything you need together in a thorough, thoughtful, beautiful format. Just about everyone needs this book to help them with one of the hardest things most of us will ever do—plan for our death. We owe it to our families not to procrastinate another day!" — John W. Travis, MD, MPH, Coauthor, Wellness Workbook and Simply Well

"The book is beautiful! So simply, clearly and elegantly laid out, impossible to misunderstand -- it's about organizing information that EVERYONE needs to have ready when the time comes. What an indispensable tool for putting one's affairs in order! Truly, there's no one who doesn't need this book!" — Nita Green Organizer and Massage therapist

"Sooner or later we all must face the fact that we will pass away from this earth. While that may mean that your problems are over, the complications for those left behind are just beginning. For many that means trying to second guess what you wanted done with those things that were not included in your will. What did you want done with your clothes? What about books or other personal items? Did you have an insurance policy? If so then where is it? That is the purpose of this book; to assist you in making a graceful farewell. Basically it is a workbook that asks all the right questions so you can organize your assets and clearly express your desires so they can be followed after your death. Very thorough in every respect, it even includes information on your family to help with the death certificate and newspaper notice, where documents are located, credit card information, insurance information, type of service, etc. A Graceful Farewell is an excellent workbook that can be recommended to anyone without reservation." — The Midwest Book Review

“This thorough and thoughtful book, which I can leave for my survivors with great peace of mind, encouraged me to give serious thought to what I want to happen just before and after I die. Recently, I moved to a different state; the workbook was helpful as I located documents for packing, and the binder format made it easy to copy pages that needed updating. We all assume we’ll live to a ripe old age, but no one knows when life will end. No adult is too young to start recording information in A Graceful Farewell.” — Norine Newton, retired

"Cypress House has done a much-needed service in publishing Maggie Watson’s A Graceful Farewell: Putting Your Affairs in Order. Though we try with exercise, low-carb diets, vitamins, and stress reduction, mortality will find us, and most likely unprepared. A Graceful Farewell provides simple instructions on how to leave behind an orderly estate. There’s even a CD-ROM for those more comfortable with computers than pens. Watson writes in a friendly, clear voice that lessens the fear in taking this important and responsible step." — Sal Glynn, author of The Dog Walked Down the Street: An Outspoken Guide for Writers Who Want to Publish