50. Last Wish by Betty Rollin (1985)
Length: 236 pages
Started: 28 April 2014
Finished: 29 April 2014
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 20 April 2013
Why do I have it? I like non-fiction and Betty Rollin is a new author for me.
In a time when tempers flare over Oregon’s assisted-suicide law, and the debate still rages on both sides of the issue regarding Jack Kevorkian’s physician-aided ‘death with dignity’ practice – Betty Rollin’s groundbreaking New York Times Bestseller, Last Wish is an intimate, fiercely honest memoir of a daughter’s struggle to come to terms with her terminally ill mother Ida’s, decision to die. More than a simple examination of the ethical, spiritual, and technical aspects of assisted suicide, Last Wish is a celebration of Ms. Rollin’s imperfect family, a passionate tribute to Ida’s character and courage in the face of adversity, and a compelling argument for the right of the terminally ill to a humane and dignified death.
I must say that while this book certainly is sad, by no means is it written in a morose or depressing way. I found it incredibly poignant and down-to-earth. This family faced an impossible, emotionally grueling situation and dealt with their issues in the most courageous and loving manner possible. I give this book an A+!
A+! – (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight