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.