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Staring at the Sun

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  • ISBN-13: 9780787996680
  • ISBN: 0787996688
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Publisher: Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John

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Yalom, Irvin D.

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Praise for Staring at the Sun "Irvin Yalom has written a brave, intelligent book on the last forbidden subject-death. I honor his courage and rare insight." -Erica Jong, author, Fear of Flying, Shylock's Daughter, Inventing Memory, and Sappho's Leap "This thoughtful treatment of the ultimate fear has much to offer people of faith, especially Western Christians. Instead of fearing death, which gave birth to religion itself, we can confront it in a true act of faith and stop denying it through fantasies of immortality. This is a wise book by a wise man about the most taboo of all subjects. Read it, and fear not." -Robin Meyers, minister of Mayflower UCC Church of Oklahoma City, and author, Why the Christian Right Is Wrong "Staring at the Sun is a thoughtful reinforcement of the stoicism that we all need in a time when babble and denial are all the rage." -Christopher Hitchens, author, God Is Not Great "Staring at the Sun looks experientially and psychodynamically at our deepest fear and describes with uncommon eloquence and deep humanity how we may arrive at a form of peace. The book is witty and kind and unflinching, a generous meditation that should give comfort to the dying and to those they leave behind." -Andrew Solomon, author, The Noonday Demon, winner of the National Book Award "One of America's finest therapists guides us through one of life's most challenging tasks in this profoundly helpful book. It will benefit anyone who reads it." -Rabbi Harold Kushner, author, When Bad Things Happen to Good People Praise for Irvin Yalom "Yalom is the Scheherazade of the couch, his work a marvelous exercise in storytelling." -Laura Miller, New York Times "Irvin Yalom writes like an angel about the devils that besiege us." -Rollo May, author, Love and Will, The Meaning of Anxiety, Man's Search for Himself, and The Courage to CreateYalom, Irvin D. is the author of 'Staring at the Sun', published 2008 under ISBN 9780787996680 and ISBN 0787996688.

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