A Matter Of Death And Life - Marilyn & Irvin Yalom

 A Matter Of Death And Live - Marilyn & Irvin Yalom

A psychologist and blogger friend of mine recently recommended the Irvin Yalom books to me. Since I love books on this subject, I got curious and started reading the author's books.

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Of course, it's my habit, I start from the end of even the series books for some reason😝 I started with one of the last books. Irvin Yalom wrote A Matter of Death and Life with his wife Marilyn Yalom, who died in 2019 due to a brain tumor. After 65 years of marriage, when it became certain that her illness would result in death, they started to write a book. In the book, both of them wrote about their feelings about this process in separate chapters. Unfortunately, when Marilyn didn't live long enough, Irvin had to end it.

Preparing for death is unacceptable to most people. We don't even want to think about death, that we and our loved ones will die. However, this is a fact of life. Marilyn Yalom is experiencing this preparation process with such great maturity that it is impossible not to be amazed. I will definitely read the books of this extremely intelligent and intellectual woman.

About Irvin D. Yalom

Irvin D. Yalom was born in 1931 to a Russian-Jewish immigrant family. His family emigrated from Celtz to the United States shortly after the end of World War I. Yalom studied in Washington, D.C. and Boston. He earned a doctorate in medicine in 1956. As an author, he has published a variety of standard psychotherapeutic works, stories, and novels. He is considered the most important living representative of existential psychotherapy and has also lectured at Stanford University as a professor of psychiatry. He received the International Sigmund Freud Psychotherapy Award in 2009. He has four children with his wife, writer and scientist Marilyn Yalom. He lives in Palo Alto, Yalom, California.

Irvin D. Yalom is one of America's most respected psychotherapists and has several best-selling books. Considered a classic and veteran of existential psychotherapy, Yalom's textbooks and novels are still published worldwide and reach millions. His wife, Marilyn, a famous cultural scientist and writer, died in the fall of 2019 after 65 years of marriage. The book is a story of great love and an extraordinary intellectual relationship. A wonderful final piece that touches on all the existential themes that concern us.

About Marilyn Yalom

Marilyn Yalom (1932-2019) was the co-founder and senior scholar of the Clayman Institute for Gender Studies at Stanford University. She has published numerous nonfiction books. Married for over 65 years to author and psychoanalyst Irvin D. Yalom, Marilyn is an award-winning author of both nonfiction and fiction for her book Girlfriends. She studied creative writing at Stanford University and earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at Berkeley University.

Despite all his professionalism, Irvin Yalom did not recover for a long time after the death of his wife. But he is over 90 these days and still continues to write. If you decide to read the book, I recommend keeping plenty of handkerchiefs ready. While I was reading it, I cried so much and got upset that I doubted whether to continue with his other books, but luckily, the Love's Executioner, which I'm reading now, made me smile :)

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