Dying Unafraid

Dying Unafraid

Dying Unafraid

Dying Unafraid


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A collection of interviews and stories of individuals who faced death without fear and inspired those around them-this book is an inspiring read for those confronting death. These stories come from ordinary people, as well as writer/activist Jessica Mitford; the naturalist/writer Sigurd Olson; and the artists Isabel Bishop, Moses Soyer, and Leo Calapai. Tough questions concerning suicide and physician-assisted death, as well as the rights dying individuals have in retaining control over their own lives, are addressed through the stories of people who have confronted these issues. This book will be of interest to those who are facing their own death or that of a loved one, or who are caught up in the complex issues surrounding dying.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780912184111
Publisher: Synergistic Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/1999
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One Changing Your Mind 1
Chapter Two A Sense of Place 11
Chapter Three Making Peace 24
Chapter Four A Moment in Time 39
Chapter Five Listening to the Nightsong 47
Chapter Six Celebrations of Life 56
Chapter Seven Self-Deliverance 65
Chapter Eight Mystery and Meaning 75
Chapter Nine Big Gifts from Small Sources 87
Chapter Ten Beholding Beauty 97
Chapter Eleven Creative Impulses 105
Chapter Twelve The Spirit of Laughter 119
Chapter Thirteen Who's in Control Here? 129
Chapter Fourteen Private Choice Public Dilemma 137
Chapter Fifteen Models 154

What People are Saying About This

Maureen Redl

Fran Johns has a gift for portraying this important subject in a way that lets us see it in a new light. Her writing is intriguing. These stories of laughter and tears, choices and forgiveness make for wonderful reading. (Maureen Redl, Director, Voices of Healing, Marin County, California.)

Barbara Coombs Lee

We grow individually and as a society by telling our stories. Fran Johns offers a wealth of stories here. She tells them tenderly and clearly, to touch and to teach. I hope they persuade us to tell our own families' stories—of good deaths and bad. In doing so we can reclaim dying as the essential part of the human experience that it is. (Barbara Coombs Lee, Executive Director, Compassion in Dying Federation, Portland, Oregon)

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