Katy Butler

Alum 2012, Alum 2016

Journalist and memoirist Katy Butler is a well-known spokesperson of a national movement to reform the medical response to death and dying. Her first book, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death was a New York Times Notable Book of 2013. Her project is a second book, A Good End of Life, a practical guide to navigating medicine for gravely ill people and their caregivers. She lives in Mill Valley, California.