The fear of death book
Be Not Afraid: Overcoming the Fear of Death by Johann Christoph ArnoldFear of accidents or acts of terror, illness or dying, loneliness or grief -- if youre like most people, such anxieties may be robbing you of the peace that could be yours. Interspersed with anecdotes from such wise teachers as Tolstoy, Dickens, and Dorothy Day, Arnolds words offer the assurance that even in an age of anxiety, you can live life to the full and meet death with confidence. Available as a free .pdf in English, Spanish, Korean, French and Telugu, and as English .prc (Kindle) and .epub (Nook) files from www.plough.com.
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Fear of Dying by Erica Jong review – ageing and mortality offset the quest for sex
Make Your Own List. Existential anxiety drives our lives but most of us are too frightened to think about it, says psychologist and author Sheldon Solomon. He chooses the best books on the fear of death. Interview by Sophie Roell. He is best known for his development of 'Terror Management Theory,' an investigation into how humans deal with their own awareness of mortality. What we add to the enterprise are empirical studies that, by traditional scientific standards, lend credibility to these claims. None of the authors are saying this is the only reason we do things.
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I loved reading it. Four decades ago, Erica Jong revolutionized the way we look at love, marriage and sex. Now she does it again by giving us powerful, new perspective on the next phase of women's lives. Full of the sly humor, deep wisdom and poignancy we know from her poetry, fiction and essays, she delivers the novel women everywhere have been waiting for…. As the afternoon of life looms over Vanessa Wonderman, she watches her parents age, attends doctor appointments with her pregnant daughter, and sits by the hospital bed of her husband, Asher, fifteen years her senior. With her best years as an actress behind her, she's discovering that beginnings are easy, but endings can be hard.
Fear of Dying kicks off with an ad placed on zipless. The twentysomething Isadora flew free of convention and fear, defied the spectre of the suicidal or timid woman artist, and inspired a generation of women with her chutzpah, talent, intelligence and wit. The book made Jong an overnight celebrity, and moved her from her respectable niche as a little-known young poet to a glamorous life of adoring readers, many marriages and fame as a literary Joan Rivers. Fear of Dying is counterphobic too. Jong has frequently lamented her difficulties in finishing this novel, a decade in the making. That fills me with fear of writing.