Stay: A History of Suicide and Philosophies Against It

Stay: A History of Suicide and Philosophies Against It

Jennifer Michael Hecht
(Adult Nonfiction - 179.7 Hec)

Worldwide, more people die by suicide than by murder, and many more are left behind to grieve. Despite distressing statistics that show suicide rates rising, the subject, long a taboo, is infrequently talked about. In this sweeping intellectual and cultural history, poet andhistorian Jennifer Michael Hecht channels her grief for two friends lost to suicide into a search for history's most persuasive arguments against the irretrievable act, arguments she hopes to bring back into public consciousness.