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Author Berman, Jeffrey, 1945-

Title Dying to teach : a memoir of love, loss, and learning / Jeffrey Berman
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 284 pages) : illustrations
Contents Barbara's cancer diary -- Barbara's death -- My eulogy for Barbara -- An optional writing assignment -- The other eulogies -- Students reading about Barbara's life -- Life after Barbara
Summary "In Dying to Teach, Jeffrey Berman confronts the most wrenching loss imaginable: the death of his beloved wife, Barbara. Through four interrelated narratives - how Barbara wrote about her illness in a cancer diary, how he cared for her throughout her illness, how his students reacted to his disclosure that she was dying, and how he responded to her death - Berman explores his efforts to hold on to Barbara precisely as she was letting go of life. Intensely personal, Dying to Teach affirms the power of writing to memorialize loss and work through grief, and demonstrates the importance of death education: teachers and students writing and talking about a subject that, until now, has often been deemed too personal for the classroom."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-271) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Pancreas -- Cancer -- Patients -- Biography
Teacher-student relationships
Hospice care
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Cancer.
Hospice care.
Pancreas -- Cancer -- Patients.
Teacher-student relationships.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006012418
ISBN 9781429465748 (electronic bk.)
1429465743 (electronic bk.)