Many among us have known someone who committed suicide or has contemplated ending their life. It is a very complex issue and trauma.
The author of this book has tried to commit suicide many times, beginning when he was only around six years old. And yet, he is still here. Martin is also a professor of philosophy. Who could have greater insight into the mind of a suicidal person and the many challenges it presents? Martin takes a very deep dive into his subject and looks at it from many perspectives while also sharing his own story.
This book may well not be for everybody. That said, there are some who will find it to be immensely helpful. The author is candid, writes well and has so much to say.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Knopf, Pantheon, Vintage and Anchor for this title. All opinions are my own.
This title was published in March 2023.