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The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
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Aug 07, 11

it was amazing
bookshelves: health-psychology-cultural-anthropo
Read in July, 2008 — I own a copy

Read this in the year I began my chemotherapy treatments. The prognosis wasn't good. I got into a clinical trial and everything changed for the better.

Had read Becker's "The Birth and Death of Meaning" when an undergraduate, and knew it would be worth a go. It was. Profound and honest, a truthful look at how we avoid embracing and understanding our mortality and how the denial leads to cowardice and inauthenticity.

A must read for those interested in getting at and creating a genuine art of living.
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