Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Lecretia's Choice - Matt Vickers

Lecretia Sales was a young New Zealand lawyer who met writer Matt Vickers in 2003, and at its heart this non fiction book is the story about their romance and love.

Lecretias story became known in NZ after she was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor.  She entered our living rooms through some written articles and TV interviews snippets , as she advocated for physician assisted dying.  Sadly she died aged just 42, on the day that the high Court released their decision declining her case.

I devoured this book in a day and felt that I learned a lot more not only about the case and her cause, but about Lecretia herself.

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

It seems like this one was better than the first, though I would parts of it rather discouraging. I guess with books on such a subject, it all depends on how they are written, and their point of view.