Katy Butler



Katy Butler is an award-winning journalist who has written for the New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. After eight years as her parents’ part-time caregiver and fulltime medical advocate, she wrote the bestselling memoir, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death. [http://www.amazon.com/Knocking-Heavens-Door-Better-Death/dp/1451641982/ref=tmm_pap_title_0] A lyrical memoir of the redemptive power of familial love and a passionate argument for better end of life medicine, it explores how difficult “the good death” has become in an era of advanced medical technology. Part memoir, part investigative reporting and part spiritual guide, it was named a “New York Times Notable Book of 2013.” The San Francisco Chronicle called it “a lyrical meditation on death, written with extraordinary beauty and sensitivity.” Katy has lectured at Harvard Medical School and medical centers across the country. www.katybutler.com/site