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Product Description: Worldwide, more people die by suicide than by murder, and many more are left behind to grieve. Despite distressing statistics that show suicide rates rising, the subject, long a taboo, is infrequently talked about. In this sweeping intellectual and cultural history, poet and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht channels her grief for two friends lost to suicide into a search for history’s most persuasive arguments against the irretrievable act, arguments she hopes to bring back into public consciousness...read more

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9780300186086 | Yale Univ Pr, November 12, 2013, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Worldwide, more people die by suicide than by murder, and many more are left behind to grieve.

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Product Description: "Jennifer Michael Hecht writes delightfully tricky poems that wildly bend the sense of our language."—Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate"Hecht's rhymes are irregular, gymnastic, pointed, and fun; she's found what so many would-be populists seek, an idiom entirely conversational yet able to sustain unexpected ideas...read more

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9781556594496 | Copper Canyon Pr, October 29, 2013, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: "Jennifer Michael Hecht writes delightfully tricky poems that wildly bend the sense of our language.

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Product Description: In the tradition of grand sweeping histories such as From Dawn To Decadence, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and A History of God, Hecht champions doubt and questioning as one of the great and noble, if unheralded, intellectual traditions that distinguish the Western mind especially-from Socrates to Galileo and Darwin to Wittgenstein and Hawking...read more

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9781435290808 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, May 29, 2008), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: In the tradition of grand sweeping histories such as From Dawn To Decadence, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and A History of God, Hecht champions doubt and questioning as one of the great and noble, if unheralded, intellectual traditions that distinguish the Western mind especially-from Socrates to Galileo and Darwin to Wittgenstein and Hawking.

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A cultural history of the concept of happiness challenges popular beliefs about how such goals as wealth, an ideal body, and anti-depressants have actually affected happiness levels in the past, in an account that tests popular scientific perspectives that promote dogmatic or ritualized modes of self-care. By the author of Doubt: A History.

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9780060813970 | Harper San Francisco, April 1, 2007, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A cultural history of the concept of happiness challenges popular beliefs about how such goals as wealth, an ideal body, and anti-depressants have actually affected happiness levels in the past.

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Product Description: On October 19, 1876 a group of leading French citizens, both men and women included, joined together to form an unusual group, The Society of Mutual Autopsy, with the aim of proving that souls do not exist. The idea was that, after death, they would dissect one another and (hopefully) show a direct relationship between brain shapes and sizes and the character, abilities and intelligence of individuals...read more

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9780231128469 | Columbia Univ Pr, June 1, 2003, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: On October 19, 1876 a group of leading French citizens, joined together to form the Society of Mutual Autopsy, with the aim of proving that souls do not exist.

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9780231128476, titled "End of the Soul: Scientific Modernity, Atheism, And Anthropology in France" | Columbia Univ Pr, December 15, 2005, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: On October 19, 1876 a group of leading French citizens, both men and women included, joined together to form an unusual group, The Society of Mutual Autopsy, with the aim of proving that souls do not exist.

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Product Description: A tour de force, Funny is a stunning masterpiece of poetic, as well as philosophic and comic, invention. It creates a musing world, where the issues are philosophical but the focus is always on people, on our most private ways of balancing our accounts...read more

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9780299214005 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, November 2, 2005, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: A tour de force, Funny is a masterpiece of poetic, as well as philosophic and comic, invention.

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9780299214043 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, November 2, 2005, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A tour de force, Funny is a stunning masterpiece of poetic, as well as philosophic and comic, invention.

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A study on the role of skepticism in the development of intellectual and religious history celebrates the doubt-related activities of such figures as the Buddha, Susan B. Anthony, and Thomas Jefferson, noting their achievements as proponents for creativity, intellectual progress, and social change. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9780060097721 | Harper San Francisco, October 1, 2003, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: In this sweeping history, Jennifer Michael Hecht celebrates doubt as an engine of creativity and as an alternative to the political and intellectual dangers of certainty -- Just as belief has its own history featuring people whose unique expressions of faith have forever changed the world, doubt has a vibrant story and tradition with its own saints martyrs, and sages.

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9780060097950, titled "Doubt: A History. the Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson" | Reprint edition (Harpercollins, September 1, 2004), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A study of the role of skepticism in the development of intellectual and religious history celebrates the doubt-related activities of such figures as the Buddha, Susan B.

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Product Description: What Jennifer Michael Hecht manages to accomplish, in poems that demonstrate a mastery of craft and a uniquely voiced understanding buoyed with an air of brilliance, is astonishing. Her introduction explains - in her endlessly appealing half-outrageous, half-conspiratorial voice - her purpose: to offer a guidebook for those that come after...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780971031005 | 1 edition (Tupelo Pr, August 1, 2001), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: What Jennifer Michael Hecht manages to accomplish, in poems that demonstrate a mastery of craft and a uniquely voiced understanding buoyed with an air of brilliance, is astonishing.

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