Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death

Irvin D. Yalom (Author)
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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.

Product Details

Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
Jossey-Bass
Publish Date
April 01, 2009
Pages
306
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.9 X 7.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780470401811

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About the Author

Irvin D. Yalom is a highly regarded psychiatrist and the author of numerous books including the New York Times best-selling Love's Executioner and the international best-selling novel When Nietzsche Wept.