In My Time of Dying: How I Came Face to Face with the Idea of an Afterlife

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Simon & Schuster
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5.35 X 7.95 X 0.63 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of several books. Together with Tim Hetherington, he directed the documentary Restrepo, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and has been awarded a National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism.

"Let me start this way: I believe that Sebastian Junger is one of the finest writers of our generation. In My Time of Dying is a stunning book about life, about death, about the afterlife. These are subjects all of us should want to spend days, months, years thinking about. But we don't do that. Why? Probably because the subject overwhelms most of us. And maybe because the human condition scares the hell out of all of us. Well, Sebastian Junger has just done the hard work for us. In My Time of Dying examines the often subtle connections between life, death, and the after-life. Junger has clearly obsessed about his subject. The result is a powerful book that comes as close as anything I've read in explaining what it means to be human."
--James Patterson

"Sebastian Junger is known for standing on the front lines in places that scare the hell out of the rest of us. Nowhere is that truer than in In My Time of Dying, where he turns inward to examine his own mortality, the most frightening--yet fascinating--frontier there is."
--Caitlin Doughty, New York Times bestselling author of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory

"Sebastian Junger, a virtuoso of narrative nonfiction, has conjured his most personal and yet universal book, a stunning account I didn't so much read as inhale, awed and riveted and forever changed."
--Michael Finkel, New York Times bestselling author of The Art Thief

"In books like The Perfect Storm and War, Sebastian Junger transported readers to perilous worlds most would never actually visit for themselves. Now, with this tour de force, Junger takes his readers on a more personal journey and to a far more ordinary place--a place where, at one moment, we might be clearing brush at a country cabin and spending a quiet moment with our partner and, at the next, bleeding to death in the back of an ambulance from an invisible wound. Having come within mere minutes of not surviving a ruptured pancreatic artery, Junger has returned to masterfully braid together a discussion of family, near-death experiences, quantum physics, and the miracle of modern medicine. With this soon-to-be classic, Junger has crafted an ode to the magical healing power of love and the wonder of life."
--David R. Dow, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and author of Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life

"In My Time of Dying is written by one of our greatest reporters, who found himself at the brink of death and came back with the story of his life--and ours. Combining elements of a heart-pounding medical thriller with brilliantly clear science-writing, Sebastian Junger has written a tour-de-force about the biggest mystery we all face. With stories from war, medicine, history, and everyday life woven throughout, this is an instant classic that filled me with wonder, gratitude, and awe. It belongs in the company of Atul Guwande's Being Mortal and Sherwin Nuland's How We Die, but goes one step further, helping us imagine what if anything might await us on the other side of the great divide."
--Will Schwalbe, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Your Life Book Club

"A riveting and resonant meditation on some of life's biggest questions."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Ardently researched, consummately written, and boldly forthright, this an intensely moving and deeply provocative immersion."
--Booklist (starred review)

"A luminous book...Intelligent and poignantly probing."
--Kirkus Reviews