On My Own (Paperback)
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In an eloquent, deeply personal and moving book, beloved NPR radio host Diane Rehm speaks about the death of her husband of fifty-four years--and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him. John Rehm was 74 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's. Nine years later, he passed away, having made the difficult choice to end his extended illness by refusing to eat, drink, or accept medication. This process transformed Diane into an advocate for increased conversation end-of-life care and the right to die on one's own terms, as well as a brave and sympathetic voice for anyone who must learn how to live again after bereavement.
About the Author
Diane Rehm hosted The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington, D.C.--distributed by NPR--from 1979 to 2016, when it had a weekly listening audience of two and a half million. She lives in Washington, D.C. www.thedianerehmshow.org