Jo's Books

The practical guide to Health Care Advance Directives (2015 Edition) 
Every day 10,000 more Baby Boomers qualify for Medicare, the first wave of a demographic tsunami that will forever change aging and dying in America. And yet only 26 percent of American adults have health care advance directives. Jo’s guide to appointing an effective advocate and having meaningful instructions for end-of-life care is a practical response to the demographic crisis already impacting health care in America. Learn to prepare for what's coming while preserving patient autonomy and self-determination.
2015 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS WINNER!   

EXIT - A novel about dying (2014)
EXIT embraces all you need to know about health care legal rights at life's end, told through heartwarming stories of love, laughter and legacy. Jo blends her legal expertise with her story-telling skills to weave a tale of love, laughter and the meaning of legacy in her first novel, EXIT. Travel with Jo to meet the inspiring folks of Rockaway House and share their wisdom on the meaning of a good death—and a good life.

SO GROWS THE TREE
Creating an Ethical Will
The legacy of your beliefs and values,
life lessons and hopes for the future (2010)
You've been thinking about your legacy. You think it's measured in dollars and cents. It's not. Your real legacy is what you believe, what you know and what you hope for. An Ethical Will is a 3,500-year-old tradition and the modern expression of your beliefs and values, life lessons and hopes for the future. Learn how to leave a permanent record of what you stand for and how you want to be remembered.
2015 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS WINNER!  

The Workshop Edition of

SO GROWS THE TREE
Creating an Ethical Will
The legacy of your beliefs and values,
life lessons and hopes for the future (2011)
It's an easy-to-use workshop guide for creating and sharing your Ethical Will. It includes the full text of the original book; a DVD illustrating the contents of SO GROWS THE TREE, narrated by the author; discussion questions; and writing exercises.  

Whose big idea was that?
Lessons in giving from the pioneers
of value-inspired philanthropy (2012)
Whose big idea was that? shares the history of six iconic American charities and the stories behind each founder’s fateful determination to tackle a daunting challenge. These pioneers of Footprint Philanthropy™ built legacies that continue to nurture and thrive today. Their examples of courage demonstrate the enduring legacy of philanthropy inspired and guided by beliefs and values.

Last things first, just in case...
The practical guide to Living Wills
and Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care (2006)
(OUT OF PRINT - replaced by the 2015 Edition - The practical guide to Health Care Advance Directives)

Principles of Tax-deferred Exchanging (1996 and 2001 editions)

(OUT OF PRINT)