Who knew there were so many angles to the topic of death? People live, someday they’ll die, seems pretty cut and dry. But no, there’s a myriad considerations of when and how death comes, whether it’s after 90 years of breathing, or during the throes of youth. An accident may take a life, while others are murdered, and some commit suicide. War and fatal diagnoses are precursors of death. No matter how it comes it will arrive, yet countless human beings are terrorized by that inevitability and resist it with every breath. This book is an attempt to reduce that fear—and increase a zest for life—with compassion, common sense, and even humor. Yes, humor. What better way to face the grim reaper than by having the last laugh?
R. L. George is a philosopher/author. She is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and has worked in corporate business and in the semiconductor industry, as well as in construction and rare book sales. She has also worked as a musician, a farmer, an auctioneer, an educator, and national book reviewer/contest judge. She has lived in a number of U.S. states, Canada, and Mexico. Her education includes a B.S in Interdisciplinary Studies, an M.A. in Humanities, and an M.A. in Philosophy. She is currently a PhD candidate in Psychology. It has always been George’s belief that general education includes equal amounts of life experience and scholarly pursuits.
Review: You Are Going to Die is a treasure, an enlightening, entertaining book that a reader won’t soon forget. George lifts what could have been a dismal topic to a dignified level of helpfulness interspersed with wit and humor. It’s like a friend standing by in our darkest hours, saying “Don’t be afraid.” – P. Paranya