Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Last Wish Paperback – August 28, 1998
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
From Library Journal
In this book TV journalist Rollin chronicles her mother's two-and-a-half year illness with ovarian cancer, from the diagnosis to her decision to end her unrelenting pain and nausea through suicide. The details of Rollin's role in helping to carry out her mother's last wish by providing information, support, and the means necessary to act upon the decision are widely known through prepublication media coverage. As in her earlier book, First You Cry (1976), about her own breast cancer and mastectomy, Rollin's crisp reportorial writing contrasts sharply with the painfully personal and highly controversial subject matter. Because of the publicity surrounding its release and the current interest in euthanasia, Last Wish is sure to be requested often. BOMC featured alternate. Karen McNally Bensing, Metropolitan General Hospital Lib., Cleveland
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"The book is not really about death. It is, instead, a loving tribute to Mrs. Rollin's spirited progress through life" (Baltimore Sun) "One of the most remarkable testiments of our time, a document of personal compassion and public importance. . . .It embraces you and makes you want to embrace the writer for her courage in both the act and its recounting." (Cosmopolitan) "Searing...an extraordinary story of love tested to its limits. It reads like a thriller-only better, because thrillers rarely achieve the kind of pathos and humanity of Rollin's story." (Detroit Free Press) "Brilliant." (New York Post) "A story told with compassion, anger, humor, and most importantly, profound love." -- San Diego Tribune