Death and Dying
Name All The Animals
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.