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25 yrs ago this month (Aug) ‘Final Exit’ guidebook topped nonfiction bestsellers lists in both NY Times and Publishers Wkly. And still selling in updated 3rd edition.

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A few interesting sites relevant to right-to-die to view this weekend: At this website you can now read summaries of all the papers delivered at the conference earlier in May in Amsterdam of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies: http://www.worldrtd.net/conference/amsterdam … Final Exit Network’s most recent video is now available on YouTube. In […]

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“Final Exit” has been updated for 2016. The ebook download version is fully updated at the ERGO Bookstore www.finalexit.org/ergo-store The paperback when ordered from ERGO Bookstore now has a printed Addendum 2016 included with all copies. (The above updates are not available with Amazon.com purchases.) If you have ‘Final Exit’ already and want the updates, […]

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 References to ‘Final Exit’ book in TV and pop culture  Arsenio Hall on his late night CBS TV show did a sketch about people being unable to return ‘Final Exit’ to their local library because they were no longer alive. Libraries were complaining that they had to keep buying the book to meet […]

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You probably saw this in Sunday’s New York Times Book Review. Interesting that Final Exit included in the 5 most significant books in the last 50 years on the subject: ‘The Good Death,’ ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ and More By ANDREW SOLOMON FEB. 8, 2016 Death goes in and out of fashion. The topic lingers […]

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January 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of the guide book “Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying”. When first written, no publisher in the world would consider it, so I self-published it. In late l991 it hit the New York Times bestseller list and remained there for […]

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Press release from the Final Exit Network Dear Fellow Right-to-Die Supporters: Books have the power to encourage and advance change. But only rarely does a book, by itself, establish a new civil liberty and start a movement to achieve it. Such a book is Derek Humphry’s Final Exit. The notion that people had a right […]

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TWO WOMEN PIONEERS MAKING THE DIFFERENCE Forty years ago today Jean Humphry used physician-assisted suicide to end her life at age 42. She was in an advanced stage of cancer metastasized from breast cancer two years earlier. She fought to live, had three chemotherapies, and good pain control from caring doctors. A few months earlier, […]

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The writer and photographer Richard N. Cote died at home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on February 10 at the age of 69. Dick — as he was known to everybody — was in good general health. He fell down the stairs and suffered massive head trauma. Pronounced brain dead with no hope of recovery, […]

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