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Erika Hayasaki The Death Class: A True Story About Life Book

Erika Hayasaki The Death Class: A True Story About Life Book

The Death Class: A True Story About Life

In this gripping true story, an extraordinary professor who teaches a popular course on death plunges deep into the off campus hours of her most vulnerable students and shows them how to live Each year, Kean University in Union, New Jersey, offers an exclusive class called Death in Perspective Led by Professor Norma Bowe, the objective of the class is to develop an unde In this gripping true story, an extraordinary professor who teaches a popular course on death plunges deep into the off campus hours of her most vulnerable students and shows them how to live Each year, Kean University in Union, New Jersey, offers an exclusive class called Death in Perspective Led by Professor Norma Bowe, the objective of the class is to develop an understanding of the nature and experiences of the stages of dying, death, and bereavement It has a three year waiting list.But as acclaimed journalist Erika Hayasaki discovers, by teaching mortality, Dr Bowe is quietly rescuing students from tragedy As she takes her students to cemeteries, prisons, morgues, and hospitals, she shows how the contemplation of the end can change an adult s beginning Over the course of two years, she intervenes with one student and her suicidal mother, mentors another with a mentally ill brother, and redeems a third from his life in a gang And in the end, the students themselves heal Dr Bowe herself from the lingering pain of a childhood she has long repressed On one level, The Death Class is about the loss of life on another level, it s a celebration of what the human spirit can conquer It s about how we can survive and learn to live a meaningful life

Title : The Death Class: A True Story About Life
Author :  Erika Hayasaki
Language : English
Isbn : 1451642857
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 288 pages

Rating: 4.1

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