Ann Neumann / The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America [with Katy Butler]

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 7:30pm

Ann Neumann presents The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America. Following the death of her father, journalist and hospice volunteer Ann Neumann set out to examine what it means to die well in the United States. Neumann traveled to hospitals, clinics, prisons, rallies, and grief centers to bring us intimate portraits of the people who are shaping the way we die. The Good Death continues an important conversation by exploring the lives and the stories of those who are closest to death.

We will be joined by Katy Butler, author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door, who will be here at 7 to sign books, meet and greet, and introduce Ann Neumann.



Ann Neumann is a journalist who has written for The New York Times, Bookforum, The Guardian, Guernica (where she is a contributing nonfiction editor), and others. Her monthly column, "The Patient Body," about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine, appears at The Revealer, a publication of the Center for Religion and Media at New York University, where she is a Visiting Scholar.

Katy Butler is the author of  Knocking on Heaven’s Door. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Best American Science Writing, and The Best American Essays. A finalist for a National Magazine Award, she lives in Northern California.


RSVP appreciated but not required. If you cannot attend the event, but would like to request a signed copy of The Good Death or Knocking on Heaven's Door, order below and put your request in the notes field. 
The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America By Ann Neumann Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807080627
Availability: Hard to Find (or) Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published: Beacon Press - February 16th, 2016

Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death By Katy Butler Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451641981
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Scribner - June 10th, 2014