Thursday, May 25, 2006
Publication date set for Colby book
For those of you who have read "The Long Goodbye: The Deaths of Nancy Cruzan," it should be welcome news that author William Colby's second book, Unplugged: Reclaiming Our Right to Die in America, will be published next week. Colby, of course, was the lawyer who represented Joe and Joyce Cruzan in their long battle to have their daughter Nancy removed from feeding tubes following a 1983 auto accident near Carthage that left her in a persistent vegetative state.
Since his involvement in the Cruzan case, Colby has become an advocate of the right to die and living wills. His latest book is advertised as a way of helping people to understand the "Terri Schaivo phenomenon."
The book is being published by Amacom Books. I will let you know more when I have more information.