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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

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

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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 groundbreaking 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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"When Last Wish was first published, the issue of physician-assisted suicide hardly existed. Now it has become one of the major issues of our time. . . .And however one feels about it, how-to-die is an issue that concerns us all. I know that from my mail. Some people I hear from are neither sick nor old. But they worry about a system of medicine and the kind of mindless technology that sometimes prolongs life, even if the person 'living' wants desperately to die. . . .My mother felt she was lucky to get out of life when she did. She wanted others to have that choice as well."

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