According to writer James Atlas, it is no easy task to come to
terms with one's own mortality but it is necessary, especially at
midlife. This late middle-aged man looks back over his life area by
area and sorts through decades of experiences. He is searching to
understand what is really essential; he wants to leave behind the
trivial and be well prepared for whatever lies ahead.
Perhaps the front cover gives some clue as to the book's contents.
A gray-haired man in a