Death and Taxes

Fallout from the Baby Boom

Non-Fiction - Social Issues
110 Pages
Reviewed on 05/19/2019
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Author Biography

Bridges Washington is a project manager, teacher, software engineer, and the author of a new novel Death and Taxes: Fallout from the Baby Boom. From time to time, life has a way of throwing us a curve. In Bridges' first title, he discusses just how all-consuming the impending death of those closest can become, and offers suggestions to navigate the issues based upon his experience handling three generations of death. His first title aims to ease the headaches that accompany the heartaches associated with the death of family.

For his most recent experience, the demands of honoring a loved one's end-of-life wishes were high, and he decided to take a break to see things through. After assuming power of attorney and primary caregiver roles for his grandmother, he spent time getting familiar with in-home hospice support before she finally gave up one sunny April afternoon. He spent time while initiating probate, reflecting upon all the ways he had witnessed the death of family members. Not just how they died, but all issues that family contributes to the situation.

​After all the reflection, he decided to spend time freelancing all of the skills he had acquired in his professional life. Be it construction, design, programming, and even end-of-life skills earned, by writing a book. He is still pursuing a varied skill set by taking blacksmithing courses, welding classes, etc. as part of his life mission. They say variety is the spice of life, and to that, he would say mm-hmm good.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Death and Taxes: Fallout from the Baby Boom is a detailed and thoughtful work of non-fiction penned by author Bridges Washington. Focused on the repercussions of the social issues of the last seventy to eighty years of American history, this comprehensive look at the aging population and the increasing demands of elder care paints a stark and truthful picture of the problems at hand. Washington covers topics such as recognizing the signs that your family elders may be in decline, thinking about how to manage their estate during their final years, and a plan for it when it no longer belongs to them, as well as handling probates and medical directives.

Though the subject of death is an unpleasant one, it is something we all must face, and author Bridges Washington presents both a compassionate and practical approach to elder care and handling the demands of the aging population before and after their deaths. There’s plenty of useful information for those who will face the American legal and medical jungles in order to peacefully transition from the passing of their family elders. The concepts and considerations are always explained in a clear, jargon-free style to aid everyone’s understanding. The explanation of the wider implications in today’s society was also really helpful in contextualizing why these issues are so important, and the consideration that Washington gives to grief is ever-present and expressed from the author’s own personal experiences. Overall, Death and Taxes: Fallout from the Baby Boom provides essential, useful reading to those who need it.