Facing the Finish, A Road Map for Aging Parents and Adult Children, is an essential guide to end-of-life planning. “One of the biggest mistakes I see is folks who wait too long,” says author Sheri Samotin. “By the time they decide what they want to do, their choices are more limited and they feel like they have lost control of the situation.” In Facing the Finish, Samotin draws on her vast experience as a life transition coach. The book provides real-life examples, knowledge and practical advice to readers as they prepare for the older adult’s final years. Samotin speaks to both generations as she discusses planning for housing, health care, personal care, finances, and death, and how to make those decisions. The book also discusses managing family dynamics and the importance of clear, honest communication.