In February 2012, as she went in labour with her first child, Bronnie Ware prayed for two things: the safe arrival of her baby, and that she would one day become a Hay House author. In a turn of events that can only be described as extraordinary, within 24 hours, both had come true!
First published in October 2011 by Balboa Press (a division of Hay House), The Top Five Regrets of the Dying is now being released simultaneously worldwide as a Hay House title. When The Top Five Regrets of the Dying started shooting straight to the top of the bestseller lists, monitoring between Balboa Press and Hay House went into overdrive. It wasn’t long before calls from The ABC, The Courier Mail as well as other local media, plus the UK’s Sunday Times and BBC followed. Within a week, rights to The Top Five Regrets of the Dying were sold in seven countries. More information available in SAMS.
Bronnie’s blog, Inspiration and Chai, is the source of the post The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, which has been read by over 3 million people worldwide. This post is the springboard from which the book of the same name was written.
Part memoir, part inspirational guide, in The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, Bronnie shares her own life story, and interweaves it with the lessons she learned from her experiences with the patients she tended as a palliative care nurse.
The top five regrets are:
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself
2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings
4. I wish I’d stayed in touch with my friends and
5. I wish I’d let myself be happier
International interest has been huge, with rights sold in Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Czech Republic, and auctions in place for World Spanish Language, France, Japan, Korea and Poland.
About the Author
Bronnie Ware is an inspiring and creative soul from Australia. Through her work Bronnie weaves delightful tales of real life observations and experience. Using gentleness, honesty, and humour, Bronnie celebrates both the strength and vulnerability of human nature. Her message is a positive and inspiring one.
As well as performing her own songs, Bronnie runs an online personal growth and songwriting course, writes a well-loved blog called Inspiration and Chai, including articles that have been translated into several languages, and is the author of the full-length memoir, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying – A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing, recently released worldwide.