A Matter of Death and Life by Irvin D. Yalom audiobook

A Matter of Death and Life

By Irvin D. Yalom u00a0and Marilyn Yalom
Read by Jim Frangione u00a0and Pam Ward

Blackstone Publishing 9781503613768

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 06/01/2021

    ISBN: 9781665074827

  • Available on 06/01/2021

    ISBN: 9781482992960

  • Available on 06/01/2021

    ISBN: 9781665074834

Runtime: 6.66 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A #1 Amazon bestseller

A year-long journey by the renowned psychiatrist and his writer wife after her terminal diagnosis, as they reflect on how to love and live without regret

Internationally acclaimed psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom devoted his career to counseling those suffering from anxiety and grief. But never had he faced the need to counsel himself until his wife, esteemed feminist author Marilyn Yalom, was diagnosed with cancer. In A Matter of Death and Life, Marilyn and Irv share how they took on profound new struggles: Marilyn to die a good death, Irv to live on without her.

In alternating accounts of their last months together and Irv’s first months alone, they offer us a rare window into facing mortality and coping with the loss of one’s beloved. The Yaloms had numerous blessings—a loving family, a Palo Alto home under a magnificent valley oak, a large circle of friends, avid readers around the world, and a long, fulfilling marriage—but they faced death as we all do. With the wisdom of those who have thought deeply, and the familiar warmth of teenage sweethearts who’ve grown up together, they investigate universal questions of intimacy, love, and grief.

Informed by two lifetimes of experience, A Matter of Death and Life is an openhearted offering to anyone seeking support, solace, and a meaningful life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The book has countless pieces of wisdom for anyone confronting death…The Yaloms’ distinct [view points] are complements to each other and gifts to readers. A profound love story with lessons for how to live as well as how to die.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The Yaloms co-write the story of their emotional and moral caregiving for each other…It is a book that transforms the reader.” Arthur Kleinman,  author of The Soul of Care
“It will inspire you and perhaps move you to look differently at your life—it did that for me.” Abraham Verghese, New York Times bestselling author
“Exquisite, candid, and vulnerable. Every person would benefit from multiple readings of this intelligently relatable book.” Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, author of Bearing the Unbearable
“An unforgettable and achingly beautiful story of enduring love. I will be thinking about this for years to come.” Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Irvin D. Yalom MD

Author Bio: Irvin D. Yalom MD

Irvin D. Yalom, MD, is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University and a psychiatrist in private practice in San Francisco. He is the author of many books, including Love’s Executioner, Theory and Practice in Group Psychotherapy, and When Nietzsche Wept.

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Author Bio: Marilyn Yalom

Author Bio: Marilyn Yalom

Marilyn Yalom is a former professor of French and presently a senior scholar at the Institute for Women and Gender at Stanford University. She is the author of several widely acclaimed books, including A History of the BreastA History of the Wife, and Birth of the Chess Queen, as well as The American Resting Place, which includes a portfolio of photos by her son Reid S. Yalom. She lives in Palo Alto, California, with her husband, psychiatrist and writer Irvin Yalom.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 6.66
Audience: Adult
Language: English