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The Resource Good life, good death : the memoir of a right to die pioneer, Derek Humphry

Good life, good death : the memoir of a right to die pioneer, Derek Humphry

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Good life, good death : the memoir of a right to die pioneer
Title
Good life, good death
Title remainder
the memoir of a right to die pioneer
Statement of responsibility
Derek Humphry
Title variation
Memoir of a right to die pioneer
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
For nearly four decades, Derek Humphry has blazed a trail for the right to die movement. He founded the Hemlock Society, pioneered Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, and wrote the bestselling books Final Exit (more than one million copies sold, and a New York Times bestseller for eighteen weeks) and Jean's Way (UK bestseller). But before his wife's terminal illness ravaged his life, Humphry was a successful journalist. In Good Life, Good Death , readers will learn how the twists and turns of fate led him to his life's purpose. In his poignant memoir, Derek tells of his broken family, his wartime experiences as a boy in England, and rising to the highest rungs of journalism on two continents. In 1975, he lived with crippling fear and sadness when his beloved wife, Jean, was diagnosed with cancer. As the disease gradually spread, they both decided that rather than let a terminal illness run its course through extreme physical and emotional pain, Jean would end her own life on her own terms, at an agreed upon time and manner, arranging her own last days. Readers will witness the personal pain and emotional distress they endured, as well as the legal repercussions Derek faced following her death
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
070.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.H86
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Good life, good death : the memoir of a right to die pioneer, Derek Humphry
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 256 pages
Isbn
9781631440663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2813177
  • (OCoLC)944463535
  • (OCoLC)ocn944463535
  • 2802802
  • 2813177
Label
Good life, good death : the memoir of a right to die pioneer, Derek Humphry
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 256 pages
Isbn
9781631440663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2813177
  • (OCoLC)944463535
  • (OCoLC)ocn944463535
  • 2802802
  • 2813177
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