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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 award-winning documentarian Joe Fab. Signed copies of Diane Rehm’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.
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.
Joe Fab (producer/director/writer of When My Time Comes) is an award-winning documentarian with more than thirty years of experience creating personal, emotional films for broadcast as well as for many a variety of corporate clients. His best-known documentary, Paper Clips, enjoyed successful runs theatrically and on HBO, earning a national Emmy nomination. He has also produced many live events, including the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree with Presidents Clinton and Bush (both father and son). His career has brought him the privilege of working with a range of notables including President Jimmy Carter, Maya Angelou, Gregory Peck, Tony Bennett, Cher, Reneé Fleming, Alan Alda, Tina Turner, and many others.
This event will take place at the Paramount Theater, which is located at 215 E. Main St, Charlottesville, VA, 22902.
Diane Rehm Photo Credit: Tony Powell