While Eleanor Clift cared for her husband, journalist Tom Brazaitis, through the last two weeks of his life, the nation watched a very different death play out as Terri Schiavo entered her final days. In the commonalities and contradictions between these events, Clift probes the underlying questions: How should we handle the decisions surrounding a loved one's death? What if that loved one did notor cannotspeak to us about these issues?
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About the Author
Eleanor Clift is a contributing editor for Newsweek and a regular panelist on the nationally syndicated show The McLaughlin Group. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Table of ContentsPreface ix
Thursday, March 17, 2005: Who Decides? 1
Friday, March 18, 2005: Pulling the Plug 17
Saturday, March 19, 2005: A National Obsession 34
Sunday, March 20, 2005: Palm Sunday Compromise 50
Monday, March 21, 2005: The Hard, Honest Road 69
Tuesday, March 22, 2005: Two, Three Days at a Time? 87
Wednesday, March 23, 2005: Politics vs. Morality 103
Thursday, March 24, 2005: Arc of Human Existence 118
Friday, March 25, 2005: Hey, Good-Looking 134
Saturday, March 26, 2005: Living Corpse 150
Easter Sunday, March 27, 2005: Science vs. Religion 165
Monday, March 28, 2005: Comfort Kit 181
Tuesday, March 29, 2005: Being There 199
Wednesday, March 30, 2005: Saying Good-bye 216
Thursday, March 31, 2005: Learning from Terri 231
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read almost 100 pages of this book. I can not go any father right now.This book is the story of two lives coming to an end. One is a report the other is a national case of a husband wanting to let his wife die , while her father and mother fight to keep her alive in the PVS state she has been in for 15 years
Two Weeks of Life is both educational and emotional. Well researched and fairly presented facts on end of life issues as related through the unfolding of the very public Schiavo case are juxtaposed with an honest revelation of the author's private journey with her husband as he lay dying in their living room....