- Hardcover: 450 pages
- Publisher: Hay House; 1st edition (October 5, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401900119
- ISBN-13: 978-1401900113
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,294,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
A Long Goodbye Hardcover – October 5, 2002
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
In 1987, as a young lawyer, Colby took as his first case what appeared to be a simple probate issue--guardianship rights of the parents of a young woman who was in a persistent vegetative state after being severely injured in a car accident. Because the Cruzans wanted to remove their daughter's feeding tube, the case generated a firestorm of publicity and protests from right-to-lifers. Drawing on the taped recollections of Cruzan's father and his own records, Colby chronicles the stark human drama of a family forced to live its most intimate moments in the courts and the media. He tracks the case from its beginning in probate court in a small town in Missouri to the U.S. Supreme Court. After three years of litigation and seven years spent in a vegetative state, Cruzan was finally permitted to die. This is a truly riveting look at the case that sharpened public debate about the medical and legal issues surrounding brain death and the right to die with dignity. Vanessa Bush
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
"A righteous,... riveting, and often moving legal tale. Bill Colby takes you on a wiiiiild journey." -- James Ellroy, author of the New York Times bestseller L.A. Confidential
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
While ultimately sad, heartbreaking, frustrating, anger-inducing...this topic applies to everyone regardless what side of the fence you are on. Simply put, a must read.