The Resource On my own, Diane Rehm

On my own, Diane Rehm

Label
On my own
Title
On my own
Statement of responsibility
Diane Rehm
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a deeply personal and moving book, the NPR radio host speaks out about the long drawn-out death (from Parkinson's) of her husband of fifty-four years, and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him. With John gone, Diane was indeed "on her own," coping with the inevitable practical issues and, more important, with the profoundly emotional ones. What to do, how to react, how to reach out again into the world--struggling to create a new reality for herself while clinging to memories of the past. The focus is on her own roller-coaster experiences, but she has also solicited the moving stories of such recently widowed friends as Roger Mudd and Susan Stamberg, which expose the reader to a remarkable range of reactions to the death of a spouse. John's unnecessarily extended death--he begged to be helped to die--culminated in his taking matters into his own hands, simply refusing to take food and medication until pneumonia claimed him. His heroic actions spurred Diane into becoming a kind of poster person for the Right to Die movement that is all too slowly taking shape in our country. With the brave determination that has characterized her whole life, she is finding a meaningful new way to contribute to the world. Her book--as practical as it is inspiring--will be a help and a comfort to the recently bereaved, and a beacon of hope about the possibilities that remain as we approach eighty
Biography type
autobiography
Dewey number
  • 791.4402/892
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
On my own, Diane Rehm
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky275224637
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781101875285
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015023006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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