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Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Politics (2008)

by Eleanor Clift

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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 ( )
  dbhutch | May 17, 2010 |
Eleanor Clift's memoir is an engaging book. The last two weeks of her husband's hospice care in 2005 coincided with the last two weeks of Terry Schiavo's life. I've been curious about the book, not sure I really wanted to read it. But it's an engrossing account, better for being a few years removed from the events. ( )
  y2pk | Sep 11, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 046500251X, Hardcover)

What has become known as the Schiavo affair-the death of a brain-damaged woman in Florida in 2005, and the controversy that surrounded it-was a revelatory moment in American society. For the first time, the nation got a clear view of both the fanaticism gripping the religious right and the political power it could bring to bear even when the vast majority of the country disagreed with it. But it was also a turning point: a moment when America seemed to glimpse a dangerous radicalism, and began to pull back. Eleanor Clift witnessed this event from a unique vantage point. At the same time that Schiavo was dying in her Florida hospice, Clift’s husband, Tom Brazaitis, was dying of cancer at home; the two passed away within a day of each other. Two Weeks of Life alternates between these two stories to provide a moving commentary on how we deal, or fail to deal, with dying in modern America.

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At the same time that Terri Schiavo was dying in her Florida hospice, Eleanor Clift's husband, Tom Brazaitis, was dying of cancer at home; the two passed away within a day of each other. This personal narrative alternates between these two stories to provide a moving commentary on how we deal, or fail to deal, with dying in modern America.… (more)

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