The softer side of Dr. Death

The softer side of Dr. Death

United Press International
March 3, 2004 Wednesday


Jack Kevorkian, the Michigan pathologist whose advocacy of euthanasia
embarrassed right-to-die advocates and landed him in jail, has become
a writer.

GlimmerIQs, a soft-bound collection of light verse, serious essays,
paintings, cartoons, musical scores and family photographs — went on
sale Monday for $26 a copy, the Detroit News reported Wednesday.

The book includes an illustrated guide to anatomical mapping and
Kevorkian’s skeptical musings on the low-carb diet craze, among other

Kevorkian’s book is available via the Internet, or at
the Ariana Gallery in downtown Royal Oak.

Kevorkian is at the Thumb Correctional Facility in Lapeer, Mich.,
where he is in the fifth year of a 10- to 25-year sentence for
second-degree murder.

He was convicted for the injection death of 75-year-old Thomas Youk,
whose final moments Kevorkian videotaped and narrated on CBS’s “60
Minutes” in 1998.

“This book is what’s been keeping him alive,” Ariana Gallery director
Ann Kuffler, a longtime friend and supporter, said Tuesday.