A new book advising terminally ill people how to commit
suicide has surged to No. 1 in its first week in the hard-cover advice category on the New York Times best-seller list to be published on Aug. 18. The list was compiled last night.
NB The book is "Final Exit" by Derek Humphry, who is executive di
rector of the Hemlock Society, an organization in Eugene, Ore., that advises on how to commit suicide.
The book, which is published by the society and distributed by Carol Publishing of Secaucus, N.J., outlines a variety of ways to commit suicide and provides specific instructions.