Join us for an evening with beloved radio personality, Diane Rehm, as she discusses her new book with local author, Phyllis Shacter.
About When My Time Comes: 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.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.DIANE REHM hosted The Diane Rehm Show, distributed by NPR, from 1979 to 2016, when it had a listening audience of two-and-a-half million. She now hosts a podcast for WAMU-NPR, On My Mind. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Diane Rehm will be in conversation with local author, Phyllis Shacter, author of Choosing to Die: A Personal Story: Elective Death by Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED) in the Face of Degenerative Disease. In Choosing To Die, Ms. Shacter shares her love story and the brave territory she traversed when her husband decided to voluntarily stop eating and drinking (VSED) rather than live into the late stages of Alzheimer’s. Her book is a profound personal account of a couple’s struggle to conquer the fear of death. Phyllis is a retired teacher, business consultant, life coach and currently does public speaking.
Tickets are available at Village Books or on Eventbrite (standard taxes and fees apply), and are $30 for one person which includes a copy of When My Time Comes OR $40 for two people and one copy of When My Time Comes.*
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and this show is likely to sell out so please arrive well before 7pm! Doors open at 6:30pm.
*If you are unable to attend at the last minute, a copy of When My Time Comes will be held for you at Village Books until February 18, after which, your copy is forfeit. To claim copies after the event, proof of non-attendance will be required in the form of an unmarked ticket.