If you had 24 hours to live...Should you finally forgive the one who hurt you the most and would you find the courage to apologize to the person you wronged? Who would you remember as your life's greatest love? Could you recognize what you are truly grateful for? Jim Moret didn't fully understand the answers to those questions until he was literally a day away from ending his own life. This veteran television broadcaster and interviewer turns the camera on himself, taking the reader on an intimate journey. He moves beyond depression, tragedy, and self-doubt and grapples with his greatest decision: not simply whether to live but how to live. If you had only 24 hours left... what would you do?
“This is a marvelous collection of the right way to do things. Jim Moret's book belongs in every library.”
"I think everyone has asked the question of themselves, but very few have explored it the way Jim Moret has in this heartbreaking, heart-strengthening, universally recognizable foray into what goes into making us whole as individuals and as people. The things that we must face in ourselves and put into balance, before we find ourselves in the darkness of no return. So take a page from Jim's book. It may not be the answer, but it certainly is part of the conversation."
"It is simple enough to say that contemplating death teaches one to live. Indeed, Jim Moret looked over that brink and determined that he should live. Rarely however, does an author take a reader through the journey that brings one so vividly to that moment. Once there, he shares with us his evolution from despair toward miracles, unforeseen adventures and most importantly the deepening of the relationships that give life its meaning. Well done."
-Dr Drew Pinsky
“I loved this book and couldn't put it down. Jim Moret's touching memoir is based on a wide array of life experiences ranging from the heartwarming to the heartbreaking. This important book will definitely make a difference in your life. Not only will it leave you with plenty to think about, you'll have a new and reliable road map for your own successful journey. In fact, read "The Last Day of My Life" more than once...you'll be glad you did.”
-J. Randy Taraborrelli
"Jim Moret's book is required reading for anyone who's ever entertained the thought of being happy."
-Alan ZweibelSaturday Night Livewriting alum and Thurber Prize winner
"Jim Moret'sThe Last Day of My Lifeeasily could have been titledTuesdays with Moret. It's that kind of book --powerful, inspirational and memorable. Everyone who reads it will emerge stronger and smarter. Period."
-Wolf Blitzer, CNN Anchor,The Situation Room
“In THE LAST DAY OF MY LIFE, Jim Moret discovers that it is our connections with people, not the things we acquire, that are the true riches in life. Jim's moving personal journey delivers a road map for anyone struggling with self doubt.”
“Magnificent! Jim Moret is a born writer and a gifted storyteller. I fell in love with these skillful, heartfelt, useful pages. So impactful, and it left me wanting more! I related to every chapter and it is the most value I've ever received from an inspirational, self-help book.”
“A moving, magical memoir of the human capacity for renewal and rebirth.The Last Day of My Lifecan make every day of yours more powerful.”
-Keith Ablow, MD, psychiatrist and Fox News Contributor
"Everything in my life stopped as I read The Last Day of My Life in one sitting. I know of no other person brave enough to so honestly reveal his personal demons, and happily, his redemption. This book overflows with heart and sage advice."
-Lisa Bloom, CNN anchor
"I couldn't put it down! Absolutely wonderful and so full of life. I think I cried as many times as I smiled and laughed while reading."
-Beth Twitty, author of Loving Natalee: A Mother's Testament to Hope and Faith
"I really didn't want to put it down. Jim's willingness to expose his vulnerability will help others be stronger. I went through a similar crisis but kept it a secret. That made the trip back to "hope" a lonely journey."
-Rick Goings, Chairman and CEO, Tupperware