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Last Wish

Rollin, Betty

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ISBN 10: 1891620010 / ISBN 13: 9781891620010
Published by Public Affairs, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1998
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Inscribed By Author, Very Good Condition. "Ida Rollin Lived Life To The Hilt And On Her Own Terms, Sometimes To Her Daughter's Exasperation. For Seventy Six Years. But As Ida Realized That Her Painful, Debilitating Battle With Cancer Would Be Unwinnable, She Made A Decision: Suicide And She Asked Her Daughter To Help.". Bookseller Inventory # 004932

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Title: Last Wish

Publisher: Public Affairs, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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At a time when tempers flare over the Oregon assisted suicide law and Jack Kevorkian's physician-aid-in-dying, Last Wish, Betty Rollin's ground-breaking New York Times bestseller, is due for a rereading. Last Wish is an intimate, fiercely honest memoir of a daughter's struggle to come to terms with her terminally ill mother's decision to die. More than a examination of the ethical, spiritual, and technical aspects of assisted suicide, Last Wish is also a celebration of Rollin's imperfect family, a passionate testament to her mother's character and courage, and a compelling argument for the right of the terminally ill to a humane and dignified death. The PublicAffairs paperback edition includes a new foreword, questions for thought and discussion, and a helpful resource guide.

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Betty Rollin has been a television correspondent for NBC News and for ABC News' Nightline and has written articles for many national publications, including the New York Times. She is the author of two other autobiographical books: the bestselling First, You Cry and Am I Getting Paid for This? She lives with her husband, a mathematician, in New York City.

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