On Her Own: The Legacy of Diane Rehm

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Diane Rehm, known for her popular NPR program “The Diane Rehm Show” for the past 37 years, plans to retire this year.

If you, like I, will miss Rehm’s regular presence and voice on air, be sure to check out her latest book, a memoir of her first real experience of living alone: How the expansion of time after her husband’s death forced her—all at once—to cherish her favorite familial memories and confess deep personal regrets.

Regarding her retirement, Ms. Rehm told the Washington Post: “Maybe I’ll get to sleep until 7 or 7:30 a.m., like other people do.”

On My Own
by Diane Rehm
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NPR radio host recounts the drawn-out death of her husband from Parkinson’s disease and her struggle to rebuild her life afterwards. She focuses on her own experiences, but includes the stories of widowed friends to provide a range of reactions and coping methods. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.