Staring at the Sun

  • by Irvin D. Yalom
  • Narrated by Sean Mangan
  • 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At the age of 74, best-selling author Irvin Yalom turns his attention to one of the great human questions: our fear of death. He suggests that what he calls the 'awakening experience' can help us acknowledge, accept, and make use of our fear of death in a positive manner. These awakening experiences often follow a loss, a trauma, or the death of a loved one, illness or just growing old. Yalom shows us how such an awakening can be the turning point for a more meaningful life.
This is a practical and tremendously useful book that includes methods and techniques for dealing with the most prevalent kinds of fear: anxiety that is hidden and appears to us as other problems in our lives. Dr. Yalom argues that once we confront our own mortality, 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.


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Existentialism therapy surrounding death

I recommend this book to all counsellors, therapists , and psychiatrists; especially students.
This is a book I will revisit many times, as the messages are profound and need to be listened to more than once or twice.
I have a newly merging view about death, and this is due to Irvin Yalom's insightful existential therapy. His opinions which he has gained from , and through his experiences and friendships over many decades is intriguing to say the least.
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- Amanda

Yalom grasps the human condition

Beautiful narration and case studies made this book truly come alive.

A personal book that touched me greatly and helped me as a person/therapist.
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- Simone

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-07-2010
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd