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Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life | [David R. Dow]

Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life

In his riveting, artfully written memoir The Autobiography of an Execution, David Dow enraptured readers with a searing and frank exploration of his work defending inmates on death row. But when Dow's father-in-law receives his own death sentence in the form of terminal cancer, and his gentle dog Winona suffers acute liver failure, the author is forced to reconcile with death in a far more personal way, both as a son and as a father.
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Publisher's Summary

"Every life is different, but every death is the same. We live with others. We die alone."

In his riveting, artfully written memoir The Autobiography of an Execution, David Dow enraptured readers with a searing and frank exploration of his work defending inmates on death row. But when Dow's father-in-law receives his own death sentence in the form of terminal cancer, and his gentle dog Winona suffers acute liver failure, the author is forced to reconcile with death in a far more personal way, both as a son and as a father.

Told through the disparate lenses of the legal battles he's spent a career fighting, and the intimate confrontations with death each family faces at home, Things I've Learned From Dyingoffers a poignant and lyrical account of how illness and loss can ravage a family. Full of grace and intelligence, Dow offers readers hope without cliché and reaffirms our basic human needs for acceptance and love by giving voice to the anguish we all face - as parents, as children, as partners, as friends - when our loved ones die tragically, and far too soon.

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    John 01-03-15
    John 01-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent, Poignant Tear-jerker"
    What made the experience of listening to Things I've Learned from Dying the most enjoyable?

    The excellent character development, concrete detail and well woven sub-stories in the book kept me wanting to know what happens next from start to finish.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I thoroughly enjoyed the authors description of the family's doberman.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending chapters were very touching tear-jerkers.


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen; I am sorry its over.

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    Harriet S. Leveen Houston, TX 05-08-14
    Harriet S. Leveen Houston, TX 05-08-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Engaging, entertaining, enlightening"
    What made the experience of listening to Things I've Learned from Dying the most enjoyable?

    I liked the author's sincerity and candor, especially considering the difficult, personal nature of the subjects he covers. The book had a lively pace that kept us engaged. The listener also learns facts about the medical and the criminal justice systems.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There are three different stories that intertwine and interlock very skillfully, throughout the book. This kept it interesting. As you listen to one story you realize you are eager to know how the other story is going.


    What about David R. Dow’s performance did you like?

    Well what is not to like about having the author actually read his own book?


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    We did eagerly listen to this book during a 10 hour round trip drive; it was great company.


    Any additional comments?

    My husband and I listened to this together and really enjoyed it. Don't let the off-putting subject of death put you off listening to this. It is an engaging, enjoyable, worthwhile book.

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