I read this book in two days. It is a well-written, riveting story told by the lawyer who represented the Cruzans in their legal battle fighting for the right to remove the feeding tube from their daughter, Nancy, who had been in a persistent vegetative state for years. If you enjoy medical and law topics as I do, then you will certainly enjoy this book. Bill Colby goes into great detail on the court cases which I was surprised to find so enthralling. This book should have been a bestseller!
I could hardly put this book down. It's the full story of Nancy Cruzan, who was in a horrible car accident at age 25 and was thereafter in a persistent vegetative state. The book is written by the attorney for Ms. Cruzan's family, who fought all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court (and then back to the state level) to have her gastrostomy tube removed. The emotional and psychological pain her family endured seems unimaginable.
This book should be required reading for all of us, because it could happen at any time. Highly recommended.