At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life is in production with my publisher, Hachette / Grand Central Life & Style. The publication date is set for February 6, 2018. Galleys have been mailed to multiple venues (bookstores, media outlets, and national organizations of interest). And now, I must screw up my courage and try to promote it. This is a very uncomfortable position for me and puts me in mind of the Tom Lehrer lyric, “Soon we’ll be sliding down the razor blade of life.”
To get out my message, I have to increase my social media presence – a presence that I have worked to avoid. So, I have created a website for you at samharrington.com. I am going to friend more people on Facebook. I am going to link to more people on Linked In. I might even Tweet (yes, that’s me with a beard). I plan on developing a newsletter originating from my website’s email list. I plan on a few more blog posts. Disingenuous? Perhaps, but all necessary to amplifying my voice and promoting the message of At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life.
And here is where I need your help.
- Please go to samharrington.com, click any Pre-Order icon and pre-order my book from your favorite of the following options: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound or iBooks.
- Pass along my new website to your friends and relatives.
- Sign up for my e-newsletter. Scroll down to the bottom of any page on my site and you’ll see the sign up box.
- Check out my new speaker video on my speaking page.
I know that end-of-life books seem to be popping up everywhere. I know that most of us have started The Conversation. But, most of us don’t know how to advance the conversation and make sophisticated decisions based on an understanding of our health care system, our disease, our performance status, our prognosis, and our end-of-life options. And that is where my book is different. I invite you to read the Introduction.
My editor at Grand Central Life & Style/Hachette Book Group picked up on my book proposal and chose to publish this book because that message resonated with her. She says that if she had it available she would have made better decisions during the last year of her mother’s life.
Trying to help elderly people make better decisions at the end of life is why I wrote the book. And that is why I hope you will help me promote it.
I welcome your questions, comments, insights, suggestions.