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How to Die

As a psychotherapist, Irvin Yalom has helped others grapple with their mortality. Now he is preparing for his own end.
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We're All Going To Die

Academics / Psychology : Shrink Rap

I heard Irvin Yalom speak today. He's a psychiatrist/writer/ very famous shrink at Stanford, and he was at Johns Hopkins today to give the Jerome Frank lecture. The title of his talk was "Staring at The Sun: Overcoming the Terror of...

Creatures of a Day

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A new book on confronting mortality by Dr. Irvin Yalom illustrates that, when in the midst of another human being’s darkness, we should worry less about shining a light, and instead simply hold the person’s hand and stay in the dark...

Spinoza's not a problem for Irvin Yalom

Entertainment / Books : LA Times: Books

Is there room for a novel about Baruch Spinoza in a publishing market crowded with supernatural creatures and kinky romance? Irvin D. Yalom thinks so. In fact, there’s plenty of room to describe the life of the 17th century Jewish p...

From Aaron Beck to Irvin Yalom: 10 psychotherapists with lasting influence

Academics / Neuroscience : Brains On Purpose

Since conflict professionals I know dip at least occasionally into mental health literature and training programs, I doubt if any of the names on this list of 10 renowned psychologists will be new to people who read this blog, but t...

Irvin D. Yalom: A Conversation

Entertainment / Books : Huffington Post: Books Blog

Photo: Reid Yalom. Used with permission. Irvin D. Yalom is as well known a writer of fiction as he is of non-fiction. His novels include the famous When Nietzsche Wept (a tour de force rendering of the relationship between Freud's m...


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