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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, June 19, 2017

I’m Dying Up Here: Books on How to Grieve and How to Die

LossJudith Newman, writing for the New York Times, reviews a number of books dealing with the very difficult subject of death. Each book reviewed offers a unique insight or perspective on dealing with the death of a loved one or dealing with one’s own mortality. In her final review, Newman highlights a woman dealing with a terminal disease and her probable demise. Newman’s final note on the subject states: “You can read a multitude of books about how to die, but Riggs, a dying woman, will show you how to live.”

See Judith Newman, I’m Dying Up Here: Books on How to Grieve and How to Die, The New York Times, June 16, 2017.

Special thanks to Joel C. Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.


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