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Freedom to Die: People, Politics and the Right-to-die Movement
Derek Humphry, author of the number one New York Times bestseller, Final Exit (1991), has joined forces with attorney Mary Clement to write Freedom to Die. More than a chronology of the movement, this book explores the inner motivations of an entire society, and traces the movement from Karen Quinlan, to the individual on the deathbed, to the resistance of the government, ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 17th 2000 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published 1998)
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Pompous is the word that immediately came to mind as I read this book. Mr. Humphry has no qualm with stating how right his movement via the Hemlock Society was in every political angle and if the politicians had listened to him and the Hemlock Society that he created, the bills would not have been shot down in various states and countries. An entire chapter was about the greatness that is the Hemlock Society. Barf. It took me awhile to read this book because of Humphry's ego, some pages were har ...more
Derek Humphry is a British-born American journalist, author and principal founder in 1980 of the Hemlock Society USA and past president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies, both of which support the notion of decriminalization of voluntary euthanasia. He is the author of Jean's Way and the bestseller Final Exit; he is also the president of the Euthanasia Research & Guidance Organ ...moreMore about Derek Humphry...