Suicidal Thoughts: Essays on Self-Determined Death
Publisher: Hamilton Books | ISBN: 0761841180 | edition 2008 | PDF | 70 pages | 1,2 mb
The book you are about to read provides a unique view of the world of suicide. It is a world inhabited by people who have committed or contemplated suicide and those who live in its devastating aftermath. The writings collected here are authored by a variety of accomplished professionals woven together by the happenstance of personal experience. Struggles of selfhood, debilitating depression, and existential longing take the reader (or at least this reader) to an inside corner of the self where our fears about life and death cling to the fragile props of our own invention. It is a testimony to Max Malikow’s long devotion to understanding suicide, as well as his editorial acumen, that this book grabs our hearts for both the questions it makes us consider and the people it helps us to understand.