This event will be held at the Paramount Theater. Tickets are now on sale online here and through the Paramount Box Office.
Please join us for an evening with bestselling author and former NPR radio host Diane Rehm, who will speak about her new book, When My Time Comes. Diane Rehm will be in conversation with New York Times bestselling author John Grisham. Signed copies of Diane Rehm’s books and John Grisham’s books will be for sale in the lobby before and after the event.
From Diane Rehm, bestselling author and renowned radio host—one of the most trusted voices in the nation—comes a book of candor and compassion, addressing the urgent, hotly contested cause of the Right-to-Die movement, of which she is one of our most inspiring champions.
Through interviews with terminally ill patients, and with physicians, ethicists, spouses, relatives, and representatives of those who vigorously oppose the movement, Rehm gives voice to a broad range of people who are personally linked to the realities of medical aid in dying. The book presents the fervent arguments—both for and against—that are propelling the current debates across the nation about whether to adopt laws allowing those who are dying to put an end to their suffering. With characteristic even-handedness, Rehm skillfully shows both sides of the argument, providing the full context for this highly divisive issue.
With a highly personal foreword by John Grisham, When My Time Comes is a response to many misconceptions and misrepresentations of end-of-life care; it is a call to action—and to conscience—and it is an attempt to heal and soothe our hearts, reminding us that death, too, is an integral part of life.
Diane Rehm hosted The Diane Rehm Show, distributed by NPR, from 1979 to 2016, when it had a listening audience of two-and-a-half million. She now hosts a podcast for WAMU-NPR, On My Mind. She lives in Washington, DC.
John Grisham is a New York Times bestselling writer, attorney, politician, and activist best known for his legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide.
This event will take place at the Paramount Theater, which is located at 215 E. Main St, Charlottesville, VA, 22902.
Photo Credits: Tony Powell (Diane Rehm), Bob Krasner (John Grisham)