Death and Dying
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Name All The Animals: A Memoir
Name All The Animals
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0743255232
Recounts the author's teenage experience of losing her beloved older brother in a car accident, a loss after which she managed her grief by engaging in self-destructive behaviors until her forbidden love for another girl helped her define herself beyond her brother's death. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith
Paperback      ISBN: 0345451201
“IT’S THE UNGUARDED VOICES HE PRESENTS THAT STAY WITH YOU. . . . Terkel’s interviews may not allay fears about death. But reading them certainly encourages life while we have it.” –The New York Times Whether it’s Working or The Great War , the legendary oral histories of Studs Terkel have offered indispensable insights into all areas of American life. Now, at eighty-eight, the Pulitzer Prize winner creates his most important work on a subject few can comfortably discuss: death. Here, in the voices of people both esteemed and unknown, are wise words, meaningful memories, and compassionate predictions about the experience of life’s end–and what may come after. A grad student explains how her two-year coma convinced her of the existence of reincarnation . . . A Hiroshima survivor reconciles her painful memories with the stoicism of her Japanese culture . . . Actress Uta Hagan expresses how her art is her religion and will be her legacy . . . Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler relives his World War II ordeal, after a torpedo left him in a lifeboat among injured and dying comrades . . . An AIDS counselor reveals why healthy gay men may require the most crucial psychological help . . . and a retired firefighter admits he “never felt so alive” as when he was doing his dangerous job. From the sheer physical facts to the emotional realities to spiritual speculations, all aspects of death are openly expressed in this wonderful work, the stirring culmination of Studs Terkel’s brilliant career.
Unattended Sorrow: Recovering From Loss And Reviving The Heart
Unattended Sorrow
Recovering From Loss And Reviving The Heart
Hardcover      ISBN: 1594860653
A guide to confronting and conquering unresolved issues of grief describes the ways unhealed emotional wounds can affect everyday life and offers a series of techniques for approaching and dealing with pain by a veteran grief counselor. 75,000 first printing.
Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life
Dying Well
Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1573226572
Bringing readers to the homes and bedsides of families with whom the author has worked, this book shows how to deal with doctors, talk to loved ones, and make the end of life as meaningful as the beginning. Reprint.
A Grief Observed
A Grief Observed
Paperback      ISBN: 0060652381
The author recounts his grief over the death of his wife, and explains how he reexamined his religious beliefs.
Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Tuesdays With Morrie
An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Paperback      ISBN: 076790592x
A sportswriter conveys the wisdom of his late mentor, college professor Morrie Schwartz, recounting their weekly conversations as Schwartz lay dying. Reprint. 500,000 first printing.
The Death of a Husband: Reflections for a Grieving Wife
The Death of a Husband
Reflections for a Grieving Wife
Paperback      ISBN: 0879461799
What a Way to Go: Fabulous Funerals of the Famous and Infamous
What a Way to Go
Fabulous Funerals of the Famous and Infamous
Paperback      ISBN: 081182750x
An entertaining, yet respectful, documentary of the most extraordinary lives and amazing funerals of two dozen twentieth-century icons from politics, art, and pop culture, including Jim Henson, Babe Ruth, Elvis Presley, Eva Peron, and the Ayatollah Khomeini, is filled with stunning photographs and riveting information. Original.
Finding Your Way After The Suicide Of Someone You Love
Finding Your Way After The Suicide Of Someone You Love
Paperback      ISBN: 0310257573
"This resource provides encouraging and practical help and hope for those left behind after the suicide of a loved one"--Provided by publisher.
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
The Undertaking
Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
Paperback      ISBN: 0140276238