Hope for a Cool Pillow (Paperback)

By Margaret Overton

Outpost19, 9781937402907, 196pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2016



Margaret Overton's Hope for a Cool Pillow is a passionate argument for planning end-of-life care. As physician, daughter and student of American health care, Overton pulls from all corners, showing us the emotional, financial and physical costs of not being prepared. Her daily rounds reveal harrowing consequences, her studies at Harvard highlight the industry's limits, and her own aging parents make her case universal. Deeply felt, frankly told, this book will challenge you--and then help you--make your own choices about end-of-life care.

About the Author

Margaret Overton is the author of the memoir Good in a Crisis (Bloomsbury USA 2012). She is also a physician and a mother of two, and she holds an MFA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.