“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, The Things I’ve Learned
from Dying offers 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. Download and start listening now!