NOT DEAD YET, so plan your estate
Author: Eric G. Matlin
NOT DEAD YET, so plan your estate (“NDY”) is a unique, estate-planning handbook and book-within-a-book graphic novel that appeals to readers who would never consider reading a book on the subject. Its 304 pages include 110 pages of a beautifully, hand-drawn, full-color story. It's also cut into 24 chapters that precede (and often relate to) 24 informational text chapters.
The graphic novel story starts with an unintended broken promise made to the hero. It then explores various estate-planning nightmares. This leads to a rip in the dimensional fabric, complete with zombies, a vampire, and even a post-apocalyptic glimpse. Finally, the story ends up with our hero’s epiphany regarding the importance of estate planning and a happily-ever-after ending.
But it's the design that makes this book a must-buy for anyone who wants to get their arms around estate planning. The design of NOT DEAD YET makes it easy to read this graphic novel straight through or to go back and forth from comic to text.
Once drawn into the need for estate planning, NOT DEAD YET convincingly demonstrates a continuum of needs for many, including: The college student whose power of attorney for health and HIPAA authorization may help ameliorate a catastrophic situation for parents. The new parents needing a will to name a guardian who determines their child’s living arrangements. The blended family needing a trust to avoid one side of the family being left out The typical needs of the affluent, elderly, ill and those with special needs.
No matter who you are, you will see yourself somewhere in the pages of NOT DEAD YET.