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Good Life, Good Death (hardcover)



Good Life, Good Death (hardcover)

The Memoir of a Right to Die Pioneer

by Derek Humphry
Founder of the Hemlock Society &
Author of Final Exit

Foreword by Stephen Jamison

Hardcover published February 2017. Autographed edition direct from ERGO.

• Hardcover: 352 pages w/ illustrations
• Publisher: Carrel Books
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 1631440667
• ISBN-13: 978-1631440663
• $10 + shipping
• Not available as an eBook from ERGO

Good Life, Good Death Book Description:

Now comes the fascinating life story of Derek Humphry, founder of the Hemlock Society USA, and a leader for 40 years of the right-to-die movement. In his well-known free-flowing style, Derek relates his turbulent childhood, his wartime years in England, and how his first wife, Jean, arranged her own time and manner of death when terminally ill. This led him to pioneering changes in attitudes and ways to assisted dying and starting law reform to make this medically possible. Derek wrote the bestselling books ‘Jean’s Way’ and ‘Final Exit’ which changed public attitudes to euthanasia. Each book provoked a storm of controversy.
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Some Reviews:

"Good Life, Good Death is a charming and moving book, effortlessly evoking the tough world of post-war journalism and the tireless advocacy efforts that characterised the second half of Humphry's career." --The Lancet Oncology

“He has led a fascinating life -- the kind of life that inspires advice like ‘You should write a book’ – and he tells his tales in an engaging manner without hyperbole.” -- Huck DeVencio (in Final Exit Network newsletter)

Others Reviews:

“Mr.Humphry`s book was a refreshing bit of clear, concise telling of his life and his work to bring our country into the 21st century regarding this issue.”

“Derek has a long and accomplished history as a writer and journalist; this is evidenced by his writing style, which is natural yet intelligent and erudite without condescension.”

“The author’s command of writing that he clearly must have shown in his career as a journalist is especially evident in this book. A smooth flow of his life history is not only very interesting but flows smoothly so that this reader got totally caught up in his depiction of war time England and his boyhood adventures, and sadly , in his often disruptive and sad family life.”

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