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On My Own free pdf In a deeply personal and moving book, the beloved NPR radio host speaks out about the long drawn-out death (from Parkinson's) of her husband of fifty-four years, and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him.

With John gone, Diane was indeed on her own, coping with the inevitable practical issues and, more important, with the profoundly emotional ones. What to do, how to react, reaching out again into the world struggling to create a new reality for herself while clinging to memories of the past. Her focus is on her own roller-coaster experiences, but she has also solicited the moving stories of such recently widowed friends as Roger Mudd and Susan Stamberg, which work to expose the reader to a remarkable range of reactions to the death of a spouse.

John s unnecessarily extended death he begged to be helped to die culminated in his taking matters into his own hands, simply refusing to take water, food, and medication. His heroic actions spurred Diane into becoming a kind of poster person for the right to die movement that is all too slowly taking shape in our country. With the brave determination that has characterized her whole life, she is finding a meaningful new way to contribute to the world.

Her book as practical as it is inspiring will be a help and a comfort to the recently bereaved, and a beacon of hope about the possibilities that remain to us as we deal with our own approaching mortality."

From our buyer, Erin Crutchfield: From one of NPR's most beloved radio hosts Diane Rehm! Diane opens up and starts a conversation on a very tough subject. Also important to note Diane has announced plans to retire this year. That date has not been announced but expected to be later in the year after the Presidential election season.

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Author : Diane Rehm
Publisher : Knopf Publishing Group
Data Published : February 2016
ISBN : 9781101875285
EAN : 9781313927147
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : years
Language : English
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