Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death (Hardcover)

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“Not only has Katy Butler dug deep and given us a beautiful and compelling look into the issues that her parents faced when approaching the end of their lives, she opens the discussion around how skewed our medical establishment has become in its practice of resuscitating at any cost. Knocking on Heaven's Door probes through Butler's personal experience and examines the difficulties individuals and families now face in choosing their own path to dying. This is an important book with a powerful message that begs to be read and shared'a 'tipping point' kind of book!”
— Sheryl Cotleur, Copperfield's Books, Sebastopol, CA


An exquisitely written, expertly reported memoir and expose of modern medicine that leads the way to more humane, less invasive end-of-life care.

About the Author

Katy Butler's articles have appeared in "The New ""York Times Magazine, " "The Best American Science Writing, " and "The Best American Essays". A finalist for a National Magazine Award, she lives in Northern California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781451641974
ISBN-10: 1451641974
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Publication Date: September 10th, 2013
Pages: 336
Language: English