‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door,’ by Katy Butler

 “Although most of us claim no desire to die with a tube down our throat and on a ventilator, the fact is, as Katy Butler reminds us in “Knocking on Heaven’s Door,” a fifth of American deaths now take place in intensive care, where 10 days of futile flailing can cost as much as $323,000, as it did for one California man,” ABRAHAM VERGHESE writes in his NY Times review of KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR – The Path to a Better Way of Death, a new book by Katy Butler. Full review.