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Lisa Lieberman teaches modern European cultural and intellectual history at Dickinson College. Her work, both fiction and nonfiction, has appeared in various journals, and she wrote the "Suicide" entry in the Oxford Companion to the Body. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.
Wonderfully lucid and nervy meditation...provides an illuminating sketch of suicide over the centuries...enlightening...absorbing.
— The Philadelphia Inquirer
An intellectually courageous book, Lieberman's arguments challenge conventional views on suicide and deserve serious consideration.
— Howard I. Kushner, Ph.D., Professor, Rollins School of Public Health and Graduate Institute for Liberal Arts, Emory University
Intellectually rich meditation...engaging, erudite...provocative and sometimes heartfelt arguments will make readers reexamine the issue.
— Publishers Weekly
In this pithy book Lisa Lieberman explores the underlying influence that literature has had on individual human self-destruction throughout history.
— Derek Humphry
Slender and elegantly written.... The asperity of Lieberman's wit is particularly welcome in this territory...Lieberman sets the bar pretty high.
— Laura Miller, Loyola University Chicago; Salon.Com
Leaving You...asks provocative questions about how we in the 21st century respond to suicidal violence.
— Death Studies
Lieberman…is a spirited...writer…. Her attempt to restore...dignity to "the so-called vistim" is...brave and important…
— George Howe Colt, M.A.; New England Journal Of Medicine
[Lieberman's] enterprise is a noble one: ...to disabuse us of the notion that suicide is meaningless.
— Hampshire Gazette
Lieberman offers a thought-provoking contrast to George Rosen's classic work on the history of suicide. Highly recommended.
— Choice Reviews
Offers a richly textured historical narrative. Displays a great facility at synthesizing disparate sources...into a compelling explanation…
— Metapsychology Online
Our puzzling perceptions of suicide, analyzed and clarified