“But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” — Benjamin Franklin
As a tax accountant, I know that’s true. For Eugene O’Kelly, that was true in a very sad way. He was the head of KPMG in the US. In May 2005 he went to a neurologist. He was told he had just a few months to live.
Mr. O’Kelly (and his wife) wrote a superb book, Chasing Daylight. Last December, the publisher of this book asked if I would write a review. I said yes, even though I knew the book would arrive during tax season. Boy, am I glad I did.
This is a wonderful book, even given the morbid subject nature. Mr. O’Kelly leads us on his journey, and shows us how he made the most of his very limited time on this world.
I could say a lot more about the book. As an author of a book, with a second book soon to come out, I know how difficult is to write any book. This book rings true, from start to finish. I have a hard time imagining myself writing such a book, and I think we’re blessed that Mr. O’Kelly wrote a text that can show all of us how to enjoy our final days.