STERBEN SIE BLOß NICHT IM SOMMER UND ANDERE WAHRHEITEN, DIE SIE ÜBER IHR ENDE WISSEN SOLLTEN/
JUST DON’T DIE IN SUMMERTIME ... AND OTHER TRUTHS ABOUT YOUR END THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
• For compassion and humanity in the healthcare system
• With practical instructions
• Irate, sarcastic, clever
If you must die, the do it right!
Why does one practically become invisible for doctors as soon as one has a sick relative? How do you get the attention of attendants and nurses without having to set fire to the patient’s underwear? How does Stockholm syndrome get to intensive care? And why does one require the same amount of criminal energy to buy a good dose of heroin as it does to get medical assistance that deserves the name?
When her mother fell ill with an incurable brain tumour, the author not only had to deal with saying farewell to her, about also got a backstage-look at our healthcare system and saw how dignity, care, compassion and interest were systematically budgeted into oblivion. But she also learned a few important survival lesson; things you should really know before your or one of your loved one passes one. Because, in the end, you only die once…
“Don’t believe a word of what I say – I am a relative!”
The journalist and bestselling author lives and works in Frankfurt. The print runs of her books, many of which were written in collaboration with Susanne Fröhlich, have a total of more than 600.000 copies. “Jeder Fisch ist schön, wenn er an der Angel hängt” was nominated for the German Book Prize. Constanze Kleis has worked for many years for magazines and daily newspaper, among them the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Die Journalistin und Bestsellerautorin Constanze Kleis lebt in Frankfurt. Ihre Bücher – viele davon gemeinsam mit Susanne Fröhlich verfasst – haben eine Gesamtauflage von mehr als 600.000 Exem-plaren. ›Jeder Fisch ist schön, wenn er an der Angel hängt‹ war für den Deutschen Buchpreis nominiert. Constanze Kleis arbeitet seit Jahren für Magazine und Tageszeitungen, etwa für die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.