Step Back from the Exit: When someone can't imagine one reason to say no to suicide, this book offers Arising from the author's struggle with suicidal thoughts, these wide-ranging short essays acknowledge the depth of pain that brings people to consider suicide yet it asks the reader to wait. The format is easy to read; the text is intelligent, ironic, insightful and fitting to a short attention span.
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Too many people can't imagine one good reason. This book offers Direct, practical, compelling, easy-to-read essays offer hope to those facing the blind alleys and bottomless pits of life.
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Zebulon Pr; 1st Edition edition April 1, Language: Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This is my favorite book so far on suicide prevention. That it is written by someone who has experienced the anguish makes it more helpful than an academic book. If some of the reasons don't resonate with you keep reading, I think there will be at least one for you.
One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. The "arguments" against suicide were so absurd, I had to search through the book to see if it was actually a parody or satire.
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The author lists reasons such as "My husband could never find everything he needs to file the income taxes," "Commiting suicide is like dropping in on God without an invitation," and "Day care for my children is more expensive than therapy is for me. This book has potential for being a great book. By that I mean that the introduction described depression and suicidal thinking better than I've ever heard anyone else do so. It was like she was inside my head. But the actual chapters leave much to be desired.
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This book is a gem. These are not arguments about why you should stay alive, they are mundane reasons that may keep you from ending your life. Unless you have been suicidal, you can not understand how something so unimportant, so absurd to someone else, maybe the lifeline you need to get through another day. This book gave me 45 lifelines when things got bad, 45 snippets into someone else's life that kept her going and in turn kept me going as well.
I still pick up this book and will page through and read one of the chapters sometimes to reinforce that it is a good day. I agree with the author that yes this is a reason not to commit suicide, each a stand alone reason. I enjoyed reading Jillayne Arena's book because in today's world, there are too many reasons to feel really down and out. She writes with great wit and humor about her struggles and doubts and leaves the reader with a good insight, and one comes away with at least 45 reasons not to give up!
I recommend this book highly to all who doubt, or feel they cannot handle it any longer: The glass is either half empty - or half full, after reading this book, you will find that it is half full. See all 5 reviews. There's a problem loading this menu right now.
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