The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America

  • When: February 16, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Where: NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway
  • Summary: Author Ann Neumann discusses her book The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America with journalist Jeff Sharlet.
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    NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway (map)

    Ann Neumann will be in conversation with Jeff Sharlet, bestselling author of The Family and Mellon Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction at Dartmouth University. Introduction by Kali Handelman, current editor of The Revealer.

    More information about The Good Death an be found here.

    What constitutes a good death is unique to each of us, depending on our age, race, economic status, culture, and beliefs. Differing concepts of choice, autonomy, and consent make death a contested landscape, governed by social, medical, legal, and religious systems.

    Neumann brings us intimate portraits of the nurses, patients, bishops, bioethicists, and activists who are shaping the way we die. The Good Death presents a fearless examination of how we approach death, and how those of us close to dying loved ones live in death’s wake.

    Co-sponsored by the NYU Bookstore and the NYU Center for Media Culture and History.


    Ann Neumann is a visiting scholar at the Center for Religion and Media at New York University, where she is a contributing editor to The Revealer. She was managing editor from 2010 to 2013. Neumann has written for The New York Times, Bookforum, The Guardian, and Guernica magazine, where she is a contributing editor.

    Jeff Sharlet is the bestselling author of The Family and Associate Professor of English at Dartmouth College. He is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone, Harper’s Magazine and Virginia Quarterly Review. His other books include C Street, Sweet Heaven When I Die, and Radiant Truths. Sharlet was the founding editor of The Revealer from 2003 until 2009.