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The poet, philosopher, and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht had very personal reasons for making suicide the topic of her latest book. Two of her friends killed themselves just a couple of years apart, leaving their community stunned and grieving. So Hecht began to reflect on the arguments against suicide, not from a religious stand-point, but from a secular and philosophical perspective. Tuesday, she joins Doug to describe the reasons she found to challenge people to "Stay."

Jennifer Michael Hecht's latest book is called Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It  Indiebound | Amazon ]