When My Time Comes: Conversations about Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have the Right to Determine When Life Should End

When My Time Comes: Conversations about Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have the Right to Determine When Life Should End Review

From Diane Rehm, renowned radio host--one of the most trusted voices in the nation--and best-selling author: a book of candor and compassion, addressing the urgent, hotly contested cause of the Right-to-Die movement, of which she is one of our most inspiring champions.

Soon to be a public television documentary of the same name, featuring the author.

Through interviews with terminally ill patients, and with physicians, ethicists, spouses, relatives, and representatives of those who vigorously oppose the movement, Rehm gives voice to a broad range of people who are personally linked to the realities of medical aid in dying. The book presents the fervent arguments--both for and against--that are propelling the current debates across the nation about whether to adopt laws allowing those who are dying to put an end to their suffering. With characteristic even-handedness, Rehm skillfully shows both sides of the argument, providing the full context for this highly divisive issue.

With a highly personal foreword by John Grisham, When My Time Comes is a response to many misconceptions and misrepresentations of end-of-life care; it is a call to action--and to conscience--and it is an attempt to heal and soothe our hearts, reminding us that death, too, is an integral part of life.

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  • Neelam Babul

    I selected this book because I wanted to learn more about euthanasia and read about real-life experiences of individuals with terminal illnesses and how it affected their families. It could be the law...

  • Shirley Freeman

    What a fascinating book about a hard topic. Using her trademark kind, direct, compassionate style, Diane Rehm interviewed many people on both sides of the 'medical aid in dying' discussion. The book i...

  • Phyllis Barlow

    This is not a book you can pick up and read from start to finish. At least not for me. I had to read a chapter or two, put it down and think about it for a while before reading more. This is a very co...

  • Kathie Newell

    Really good book on a tough subject. Written in a format of interviews the author has with patients, proponents and opponents of the medical aid in dying movement. Covers both sides very well, althoug...

  • Mam

    Very interesting discussions of end of life options....

  • Kristina

    I received this as part of a GoodReads giveaway. So, Ive always enjoyed listening to Dianes interviews when she was doing her radio show. And I remember hearing about how her husband hastened his deat...

  • Beth Bissmeyer

    Between 3 & 4 stars. The foreword by John Grisham left a sour taste in my mouth with his callous way of discussing people who have died by suicide, so Id skip that. Physician assisted death is a topic...

  • Anne Frances

    This book gave me a ton to think about. Its an unusual book for me to pickup, but something intrigued me. I have long thought about medical assistance in death, perhaps because of my educational backg...

  • Susie Webster-toleno

    There were a few moments as I experienced this book where I thought I would give it a higher rating, but two things held me back. First of all, I felt that Diane didnt push as hard as I wanted her to ...

  • Taskgal

    Rating this book was tricky. How do you really like a book about dying? Not a murder mystery, but the reality all humans face eventually. I thought the different perspectives/interviews were done well...