On Their Own Terms: How One Woman’s Choice to Die Helped Me Understand My Father’s Suicide


“An intimate, very moving and sensitive account of the choices that everyone of us will face sooner or later.”

Jonathan Harr, author of A Civil Action

“On Their Own Terms should be required reading for all Americans concerned about the future of an aging loved one. Suggest it for your book group, your church committee, your school’s reading list, your One City One Book program, and, most importantly, your next family meeting.”

M B Caschetta, author of Miracle Girls and Pretend I’m Your Friend

“You can read this book alone, but so much better would be to read it in good company, that you might reflect on all the deep questions it raises: that you might know yourself, your end-of-life preferences, and your own mortality, better.”

Reverend Karen G. Johnston

“Loisel tackles the heartbreaking, inescapable fact of mortality with unsparing clarity and a generous heart, examining what it means to choose our own exit from the world, and the demands we make on those we leave behind. Well-written, thoughtful, and vitally important.”

Carin Clevidence, author of The House On Salt Hay Road

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Also by Laurie Loisel is Those Left Behind The Secret Club Inside the Nations’ Opioid Epidemic published by Gallery of Readers Press.

Weight .6 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 8 × .4 in
Year of Publication


Levellers Press