options for purchasing copies of

Your Last Year:

Creating Your Own Advance Directive for Medical Care

for the EXCO seminar

Hello prospective members of the EXCO 'Living Will' Workshop,

    Because I am a very frugal person myself
(see my EXCO class Living Cheaply),
I am very sympathetic toward all potential members of
our seminar on Advance Directives who must spend very carefully.

    Therefore, I offer some money-saving options.
(If I can get a library to agree to accept a free gift of this book,
and place it permanently on their shelves,
that will add another way for you to read it.)

    If you want to be reminded of what this book contains,
here is the table of contents, with links to many pages from the book:
Your Last Year: Creating Your Own Advance Directive for Medical Care.


    My own Advance Directive for Medical Care
is printed as the last 50 pages of Your Last Year.
These offer at least one person's Answers to the 24 Questions of this book.
My Answers are also available free of charge on the Internet:

    You should not plan just to copy my Answers,
because you are a different person with different medical ethics.
You should think for yourself and make your own decisions.
In any case, you will probably want a much shorter Advance Directive.

    No buy-back option is offered from these 50 pages from Your Last Year.

$35 OPTION---with buy-back of undamaged copies

    If you take good care of your copy of the whole book,
you can sell it back to me at the end of the seminar for $30.
(This makes your net cost for reading it just $5.)
This is a willing-seller, willing-buyer agreement.
Neither side is under any contractual obligation.
The book belongs to you once you pay for it.

    But if your book is undamaged after the end of our last session,
I will happily buy it back from you.
And I will sell it to someone in the next seminar.
The screw-post binding is the strongest,
which makes it the best candidate for this kind of buy-back.
However, both bindings will be considered.

    The other binding is
comb binding.
If you click this link, you will see a photo of Your Last Year in the comb binding
(along with some other books using the same binding system).

    You pay $35 to receive your copy of Your Last Year:
Creating Your Own Advance Directive for Medical Care
in whichever binding you prefer.
And you are thereafter free to do with it as you please:
You could keep it for yourself after the workshop is over.
You could lend or give it to others who might be interested in reading it.
You could even sell it to others who might like to take
this EXCO workshop on Advance Directives at some later time.

    If you plan to sell your copy back at the end of the seminar,
you should probably keep it in a large envelope,
so that the corners will not be damaged when you put it into your back-pack, etc.

  Under this option, you do have to pay $35 at the beginning of the seminar.
But you can consider $30 of this as a returnable deposit.
This is an inexpensive way to read the whole book.
And you can always change your mind
and decide to keep the book or pass it on to someone else
instead of selling it back to me.

    You may pay by either $35 cash or a personal check for $35. 

James Park,
author of Your Last Year and EXCO facilitator

PS: Mail order option:
It is also possible for anyone in the world
to obtain a copy of Your Last Year by means of mail order.
Search the Internet for the publisher's website: Existential Books.
But this will cost you $5 more for the postage and handling.
(The cost of shipping and handling for readers outside of the USA is $16.)
And if you pay by credit card, it will cost you yet another $5
to cover the cost of electronic transfer by means of PayPal.

     Mail-order is the only option that allows payment by credit card.
All of the in-person purchases must be either cash or check.
And, of course, anyone can buy a copy by mail-order at any time.
For example, if you cannot wait for this seminar to begin,
you can have your copy delivered to your home or office
by a uniformed agent of the US government (your letter carrier).


Created 3-23-2009

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