Staring at the Sun by Irvin D. Yalom audiobook

Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death

By Irvin D. Yalom, MD
Read by Gregory Gorton

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780470401811

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982614553

  • ISBN: 9781982614546

Runtime: 7.68 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Written in Irvin Yalom’s inimitable storytelling style, Staring at the Sun is a profoundly encouraging approach to the universal issue of mortality. In this magisterial opus, capping a lifetime of work and personal experience, Dr. Yalom helps us recognize that the fear of death is at the heart of much of our anxiety. Such recognition is often catalyzed by an “awakening experience”—a dream, or loss (the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job or home), illness, trauma, or aging.

Once we confront our own mortality, Dr. Yalom writes, we are inspired to rearrange our priorities, communicate more deeply with those we love, appreciate more keenly the beauty of life, and increase our willingness to take the risks necessary for personal fulfillment.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Unlike many psychotherapists, Yalom writes like a dream.” Oxford Times
“The idea that the anxiety of facing death can prompt an awakening to life strikes a powerful chord.” Bookseller
“Yalom is the Scherherazade of the couch, his work a marvelous exercise in storytelling.” New York Times
“While the existential realities of death, isolation, and meaninglessness may seem at first bleak and full of despair, Dr. Yalom’s existential approach helps his readers frame these realities in positive and meaningful ways that foster personal growth and intensify our connections to others and to the world around us.” Harold Ramis, actor, writer, director, GhostbustersGroundhog Day, and Analyze This
“One of America’s finest therapists guides us through one of life’s most challenging tasks in this profoundly helpful book. It will benefit anyone who reads it.” Harold S. Kushner, New York Times bestselling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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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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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 7.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English