Things I've Learned From Dying

Things I've Learned From Dying

A Book About Life

Book - 2014
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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 :, Twelve,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781455575244
Characteristics: 273 pages ;,22 cm.

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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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