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The Fear of Death Reading List

The Fear of Death Reading List

Ever since I was a kid, I knew that death scared me. Losing loved ones, the physical pain and the infinite nature of time. Like any fear, the more you avoid it, the bigger it gets in your mind. In my mid-30s, I started to inquire about it with some amazing teachers. Here are some of the articles, blogs, and podcasts that have helped me overcome the fear.

My personal experience with the fear

Some RadReads on mortality

A list of books

Psychology and Spirituality

  • [amazon_textlink asin=’0684832402′ text=’The Denial of Death’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’khemaridhhy0a-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’5fcbdd60-4a82-11e8-aaac-1fabc6f79901′], Earnest Becker
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’1250076226′ text=’Being Mortal’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’khemaridhhy0a-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’67a5c0c3-4a82-11e8-a0be-a9423344ebb6′], Atul Gawande – Listen to Gawande discuss the book (and palliative care) on the BBC Reith Lectures.
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’1250074657′ text=’The Five Invitations’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’khemaridhhy0a-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’6cfcf12e-4a82-11e8-823c-51abb01b1727′], Frank Ostaseski – Listen to Frank discuss the importance of contemplating death on Sam Harris’ podcast.

Memoirs

  • [amazon_textlink asin=’1455502766′ text=’Mortality’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’khemaridhhy0a-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’72c46f67-4a82-11e8-8921-b384fba6b114′], Christopher Hitchens
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’081298840X’ text=’When Breath Becomes Air’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’khemaridhhy0a-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’0732f056-4a83-11e8-8f7e-f9ad0ebd826f’], Paul Kalinithi
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’1401323251′ text=’The Last Lecture’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’khemaridhhy0a-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=”], Randy Pausch
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’006073731X’ text=’Not Fade Away’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’khemaridhhy0a-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’04effada-4a82-11e8-8d48-530139cdbe3f’], Laurence Shames

Fiction

  • [amazon_textlink asin=’0307389936′ text=’Sum’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’khemaridhhy0a-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’558fa0c0-4a82-11e8-8ffd-fb72775ff4dd’], David Eagelman
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’0553210351′ text=’The Death of Ivan Ilych’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’khemaridhhy0a-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’0edd37cf-4a83-11e8-a8b8-e925a604be91′], Leo Tolstoy

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Khe Hy
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Khe Hy is the creator of RadReads.