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Killing Me Softly: VE & Road to the Peaceful Pill

First published by Penguin in 2005, Killing Me Softly is now available from Exit International USA.

There is arguably no more controversial public figure in the right-to-die movement today than Dr Philip Nitschke MD PhD. Often referred to as ‘Doctor Death’ by his detractors, he is both frequently condemned as a dangerous villain & acclaimed as a compassionate hero by his patients and supporters.

Anyone who has been the subject of significant media coverage will tell you how inaccurate its reporting can be. Understandably, Dr Nitschke wrote this book to correct the misconceptions about him & to tell his story in his own words. And what a story it is…

Killing Me Softly is a fascinating account of where the voluntary euthanasia (VE) / assisted suicide movement has come from &, more importantly, where it is going.

This book sets out why Philip Nitschke thinks the way he does, & how this informs the way he approaches the end-of-life choices debate. If you want to better understand why & how Dr Philip Nitschke is leading this social movement, then this is the book for you.