Pasted Graphic $2.99 on Kindle, Nook, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play

A Living Will by Helen Epstein (8,800 words)

A personal account of a mother’s sudden and unexpected hospitalization, and how her adult children negotiated end-of-life decisions.

This essay appeared as a
New York Magazine cover story on November 27, 1989 as "A Death in the Family 1989."