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Publisher Description

Written in Irv Yalom's inimitable story-telling style, Staring at the Sun is a profoundly encouraging approach to the universal issue of mortality. In this magisterial opus, capping a lifetime of work and personal experience, Dr. Yalom helps us recognize that the fear of death is at the heart of much of our anxiety. Such recognition is often catalyzed by an "awakening experience"—a dream, or loss (the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job or home), illness, trauma, or aging.
Once we confront our own mortality, Dr. Yalom writes, we are inspired to rearrange our priorities, communicate more deeply with those we love, appreciate more keenly the beauty of life, and increase our willingness to take the risks necessary for personal fulfillment.

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
2010
June 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Wiley
SELLER
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
SIZE
780.7
KB

Customer Reviews

Hebatallag ,

Wonderful book

Full of "aha" moments where you understand yourself or someone close to you. The kind of book you read more than once.

Ka3raa ,

Must read before dead

Essential book for everyone especially the ones who are facing the death of their own or their beloved ones...

AustinHospitalist ,

Excellent tool for people with death anxiety, especially atheists

As a person with some degree of death anxiety throughout my life, and without a belief in God, I felt that I had uniquely difficult worries that could not be helped or even approached. Previously, when I've been in the mood to discuss death anxiety with others, I encountered a focus on the "comfort" of an eternal afterlife, a notion that I have never been able to rationally accept, yet somehow managed to cause me extreme distress. This is the first time I have read a book that resonated with me so solidly from start to finish. I feel indebted to Dr. Yalom for providing me, personally, such a generous gift. This book promises no miracles (in fact it is very clear that Dr. Yalom does not believe in miracles), yet it lays a framework for understanding death and our anxiety about it that is of enormous worth. Thank you, Dr. Yalom.

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