A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
Two Weeks of Life is Eleanor Clift’s moving account of two singular weeks in her own life and in the nation’s history. Spending every night with her quietly fading husband, Clift spent her days writing about and discussing on national TV the debate over Terri Schiavo’s fate. In the juxtaposition between these two events, Two Weeks of Life explores questions surrounding Tom’s death and Terri’s: How should we handle the decisions made necessary by loved one’s death? What do we do when that person has not spoken about these issues – and sometimes cannot? This book is a tour de force: both a poignant memoir of the loss of a loved one and a profound examination of how we deal with death in America.
Hardcover, 337 pages.