Preface and Acknowledgments. Chapter 1. The Mortal Wound. Chapter 2. Recognizing Death Anxiety. Chapter 3. The Awakening Experience. Chapter 4. The Power of Ideas. Chapter 5. Overcoming Death Terror Through Connection. Chapter 6. Death Awareness: A Memoir. Chapter 7. Addressing Death Anxiety: Advice for Therapists. Afterword. Notes. About the Author. A Reader's Guide to Staring at the Sun. Index.
Irvin D. Yalom is a highly regarded psychiatrist and the author of numerous books including the New York Times best-selling Love's Executioner and the international best-selling novel When Nietzsche Wept.