Death and Taxes

Fallout from the Baby Boom

Non-Fiction - Social Issues
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 05/19/2019
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Author Biography

Bridges Washington is committed to building bridges. These bridges aren't the ones that we may drive upon on a daily basis, although he has contributed to the design of those in a previous life. The bridges he aims to help build are those between the generations.

While I am not a doctor, lawyer, accountant, psychiatrist, nor theologian, I have had to contend with caring for and the passing of three generations of family. All of those elders who died did so of natural causes over the past twenty years starting from my early twenties. While I stated that I am no "expert" on any single facet regarding end-of-life care, I do have more first-hand experience handling the whole picture for more generations than most will or should ever have.

    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.