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Tonight at Kepler's in Menlo Park: Author Katy Butler

Author Katy Butler discusses and signs her new book, "Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Kepler's bookstore. The event is free.

A former San Francisco Chronicle reporter, Ms. Butler explores what happens when a fear of death collides with the technological imperatives of modern medicine. Her thesis is that advanced medicine, in its single-minded pursuit of maximum longevity, often creates more suffering than it prevents.

Kepler's is at 1010 El Camino Real in Menlo Park.

Click here or call 650-324-4321 for more information.

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Posted by Lisa , a resident of another community
on Oct 2, 2013 at 12:37 pm

"Knocking on Heaven's Door" is a fascinating book by a very thoughtful writer about a topic that deserves far more attention: How we die, and how to wrest control away from an increasingly high-tech end-of-life experience.

It'll be a great reading.


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