Jun 16, 2015

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." (Rebroadcast)

Jennifer Michael Hecht's book is now out in paperback. It's called Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It [Indiebound|Amazon]