Hope for A Cool Pillow is Overton’s passionate argument for planning end-of-life care. As physician, daughter and student of American health care, Overton deftly shows us the emotional, financial and physical costs of not being prepared. Her daily rounds reveal harrowing consequences, her studies highlight the industry’s limits, and her own aging parents make her case universal. Deeply felt and frankly told, this book will challenge and guide to make your own choices about end-of-life care.
Good in a Crisis is Overton’s laugh–out–loud funny story of dealing with the most serious of life’s problems: the death of close friends, the dissolution of a long relationship, a sudden health crisis, the realities of midlife. It’s about loss of life, loss of love, loss of innocence; about spirituality, self-delusion, even sheer stupidity. It’s written from a physician’s perspective, but it’s not about medicine, per se; it’s about coming of age in adulthood, an effort to help others through the awful events that can cluster in midlife. An unforgettable memoir, Good in a Crisis will make you laugh and cry, and leave you, as Overton was, a lot more humble and just a little wiser.