Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life

By Gene O'kelly, Eugene O'Kelly


Chasing Daylight is the honest, touching, and ultimately inspirational memoir of former KPMG CEO Eugene O'Kelley, completed in the three-and-a-half months between his diagnosis with brain cancer and his death in September 2005. Its haunting yet extraordinarily hopeful voice reminds us to embrace the fragile, fleeting moments of our lives-the brief time we have with our family, our friends, and even ourselves. This paperback edition features a new foreword by his wife, Corinne O'Kelley and a readers' group guide and questions.

"Voicing universal truths . . . shared . . . simply and clearly."-Janet Malin, New York Times

"Words to live by."-Kerry Hannon, USA Today

"One of the most unexpected and touching books you're likely to read this year."-Edward Nawotka, Bloomberg News

"An honest, thought-provoking memoir . . . O'Kelly has many lessons to teach us on how to live."-Steve Powers, Houston Chronicle

"[A] well-written and moving book."



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ISBN: 9780071499934

About the Paperback

Publisher McGraw-Hill Education
Publish date 10/15/2007
Pages 201
ISBN-13 9780071499934
ISBN-10 0071499938
Language English

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