Death with Dignity: The Case for Legalizing Physician-Assisted Dying and Euthanasia Virtual Book Tour October 2011

Join Robert Orfali, author of the non-fiction current affair book, Death With Dignity: The Case for Legalizing Physician-Assisted Dying and Euthanasia as he virtually tours the blogosphere in October, 2011 on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book.

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Robert Orfali and His wife Jerry

About Robert Orfali

Robert Orfali, the guru of client/server systems in the early days of Silicon Valley, co-authored three best-selling books that demystified the complexity of these mission-critical systems and made them understandable to a whole new generation of programmers. The books sold over a million copies. In this book, Robert uses his analytical skills to deconstruct the most complex system he has yet encountered: our modern end-of-life system. He wrote this book after helping his soulmate and coauthor, Jeri, navigate her death from ovarian cancer in 2009. The deep emotions Robert felt allowed him to look at how we die from a different perspective, another angle. Robert also wrote Grieving a Soulmate.

Visit the author’s website and read more book excerpts at Death with Dignity

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Death with Dignity Book Tour

About Death with Dignity

In Death with Dignity, Orfali makes a compelling case for legalized physician-assisted dying. Using the latest data from Oregon and the Netherlands, he puts a fresh new slant on perennial debate topics such as “slippery slopes,” “the integrity of medicine,” and “sanctity of life.” His engaging writing style brings clarity to these issues. The content is thought-provoking; the arguments are well-researched, air-tight, and original.
This extraordinary book provides an in-depth look at how we die in America today. It examines the shortcomings of our end-of-life system. You’ll learn about terminal torture in hospital ICUs and about the alternatives: hospice and palliative care. With laser-sharp focus, Orfali scrutinizes the good, the bad, and the ugly. He provides an insightful critique of the practice of palliative sedation. The book makes a strong case that assisted dying complements hospice. By providing both, Oregon now has the best palliative-care system in America. Reading this book, above all, may help you or someone you care about navigate this strange landscape we call “end of life.” It can be your gentle and informed guide to “a good death” in the age of hospice and high-tech medical intervention.

Book Information

ISBN: 1936780186 or 978-1936780181

Genre: Non-Fiction Current Affairs

Publisher: Mill City Press

Publication Date: April 15, 2011

# of pages: 254

Link to book on Amazon

See What Reviewers Have To Say

“Orfali approaches this agonizing subject with common sense informed by extensive research and an acute sensitivity to the dilemmas faced by dying patients and their families and doctors. The result is a thought-provoking contribution to the debate over this explosive issue. A lucid, powerful argument for letting dying patients go gentle into that good night.”

— Kirkus Star Review

“Because Death with Dignity is comprehensive, objective, and well documented, it belongs on every public library shelf. Because it avoids hyperbole, it is essential reading for those on either side of the issue. Because it is honest and compassionate, it is a must read for anyone who wants to understand this challenging issue. …. But it is the eyes-wide-open look at how life ends that makes it required reading for anyone who plans to die in the United States.”

— Foreword Clarion Five-Star Review


Death with Dignity Book Tour Schedule

Week One

October 3

Paperback Writer – interview

October 4

The Writer’s Life – guest post

October 5

Blog-A-Press – book spotlight

October 6

As the Pages Turn – guest post

October 7

Writing Daze – guest post

Week Two

October 10

Beyond the Books – guest post

October 12

Blue Bell Books –book spotlight


October 13

Literal Exposure – book spotlight

October 14

Review From Here – spotlight

Week Three

October 17

Books, Products and More – book spotlight

October 20

Book Marketing Buzz – spotlight

October 21

The Book Connection – spotlight

Week Four

October 26

Cindy’s Love of Books – guest post

October 27

Live To Read – guest post

October 28

Live To Read – book review


Robert Orfali will be on virtual book tour October 3 – 28. Contact Rebecca at if you would like to be a tour host and/or book reviewer during his tour.