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Why Suicide?: Questions and Answers About Suicide, Suicide Prevention, and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Know
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Why Suicide?: Questions and Answers About Suicide, Suicide Prevention, and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Know

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by Eric Marcus
 

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“The need for this book is obvious. Why Suicide is a must read for anyone who is a student of life.”
— John Shelby Spong, author of Eternal Life: A New Vision—Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell

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“The need for this book is obvious. Why Suicide is a must read for anyone who is a student of life.”
— John Shelby Spong, author of Eternal Life: A New Vision—Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell

 

Subtitled “Questions and Answers About Suicide, Suicide Prevention, and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Know,” Why Suicide? by Eric Marcus is an important, non-judgmental guide that bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman calls, “compassionate, informative, and insightful.” Anyone whose life has been dramatically touched by this most shattering occurrence can find answers and solace in this extraordinary book.

Editorial Reviews

Dear Abby
“A must-read book for anyone whose life has been touched by suicide. It’s compassionate, informative, and heartfelt. Do yourself a favor and start the healing with this splendid book!”
Joan Rivers
“It would have been such a comfort to have read this book after I lost my husband Edgar to suicide.”
Surviving Suicide
“This book is a must have.”
Library Journal - BookSmack!
Marcus's 1996 original received glowing praise from LJ's reviewer, who dubbed it "a marvelous addition to suicidology collections as well as a solid choice for bibliotherapy." Both Marcus's father and sister killed themselves, so he comes to this with a deep personal investment. More than a treatise on the subject, this aspires to give comfort and insight to those who also have close friends or relatives who've taken their lives. The text is presented in a Q&A format touching on numerous aspects of the subject. This revised and updated edition remains "a solid choice." Mike Rogers, "Classic Returns," Booksmack! 10/7/10

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062003911
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/24/2010
Pages:
226
Sales rank:
422,762
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are Saying About This

Joan Rivers
“It would have been such a comfort to have read this book after I lost my husband Edgar to suicide.”
Surviving Suicide
“This book is a must have.”
Dear Abby
“A must-read book for anyone whose life has been touched by suicide. It’s compassionate, informative, and heartfelt. Do yourself a favor and start the healing with this splendid book!”

Meet the Author

Eric Marcus is the author of several books and coauthor of Breaking the Surface, the number one New York Times bestselling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis.

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Why Suicide?: Questions and Answers About Suicide, Suicide Prevention, and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Know 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like girls. I am made fun of for it. I like guys. I am made fun of for it. What do I do?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey. Youll probably never read this bc youve forgotten all bot that comment. It was so long ago. But i just want to let yoy know tht i have a tumblr called deadlydear an instagram called hmmaybewhatno and another instagram called areyouaghost and they are all dedicated to saving peoples lives. Just these past 2 years i alone have stopped 12 people from killng themselves. I will check my tumblr deadlydear the nos often but areyouaghost i also check a lot. Feel free to dm or ask me anything anything at all or judt ask for help and i will absolutlry answer and have you see tht you are a magnificent representation of the human soul. You are gorgeous, dont forget it. Love , Jillian