Friday, Nov 11, 2016 6:30 PM
A Cappella Books
208 Haralson Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Death in contemporary America is much more complicated than we think. Following the death of her father, journalist and hospice volunteer Ann Neumann sets out to examine what it means to die well in the United States in her new book, The Good Death. When Ann Neumann’s father was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, she left her job and moved back to her hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She became his full-time caregiver. When her father died, she was undone by the experience, by grief and the visceral quality of dying. Neumann struggled to put her life back in order and found herself haunted by a question: Was her father’s death a good death? What constitutes a good death is unique to each of us, depending on our age, race, economic status, culture, and beliefs. What’s more, differing concepts of choice, autonomy, and consent make death a contested landscape, governed by social, medical, legal, and religious systems. The Good Death presents a fearless examination of how we approach death, and how those of us close to dying loved ones live in death’s wake.
This event is free and open to the public.
If you are unable to attend this event, you may still pre-order a signed copy below.