Things I've Learned From Dying

Things I've Learned From Dying

A Book About Life

Book - 2014 | First Edition.
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"Every life is different, but every death is the same. We live with others. We die alone."
In his riveting, artfully written memoir The Autobiography of an Execution , David Dow enraptured readers with a searing and frank exploration of his work defending inmates on death row. But when Dow's father-in-law receives his own death sentence in the form of terminal cancer, and his gentle dog Winona suffers acute liver failure, the author is forced to reconcile with death in a far more personal way, both as a son and as a father.
Told through the disparate lenses of the legal battles he's spent a career fighting, and the intimate confrontations with death each family faces at home, THINGS I'VE LEARNED FROM DYING offers a poignant and lyrical account of how illness and loss can ravage a family. Full of grace and intelligence, Dow offers readers hope without cliché and reaffirms our basic human needs for acceptance and love by giving voice to the anguish we all face--as parents, as children, as partners, as friends--when our loved ones die tragically, and far too soon.
Publisher: New York, NY : Twelve, Hachette Book Group, 2014.
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9781455575244
1455575240
Branch Call Number: 155.937
Characteristics: 273 pages ; 22 cm.

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HyndaKaka
Dec 10, 2018

I loved the emotional yet intellectual perception in this book. Very much worth the read.

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ctkvlk
Aug 11, 2017

Written in a somewhat different format than most death memoirs--an interesting weave of the author's perspective and his dying father-in-law's. Insightful and objective at the same time. Worth the the read.

IMosey Jul 17, 2014

I was not able to get into this book. I've read some of Dow's other books and never had any troble. But this boor I just didn't follow.

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