This was a very inspiring, depressing, heart-warming, trying book, all at the same time. Mary Anne Schwalbe lived an amazing life and was very lucky, even right up to the very end. I love how this book is dedicated both to Mary Anne herself and one of her biggest passions - books. If you're ever stumped as to what book to read, just open to a random page in The End of Your Life Book Club, and you're sure to find a great recommendation. I was even super happy to see one of my former professors mentioned near the end. The only thing that really annoyed me was the prominence of religion throughout. I sort of assumed at the beginning that since Will admitted to not being very religious, this book wouldn't focus on the spiritual side of life - and death - so much. I should have realized, however, that because Mary Anne so heavily believe in Christianity that no book dedicated to her life could simply gloss over that aspect.