Sebastian Junger - In My Time of Dying

Sebastian Junger - In My Time of Dying

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 7:00 PM

Location:
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
441 John Lewis Freedom Parkway, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

A near-fatal health emergency leads to this powerful reflection on death—and what might follow—by the bestselling author of "Tribe" and "The Perfect Storm."

A Cappella Books welcomes acclaimed author Sebastian Junger to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in honor of his fascinating new memoir, "In My Time of Dying: How I Came Face to Face with the Idea of an Afterlife."

Tickets include a signed copy of "In My Time of Dying."

Please note: Although tickets are non-refundable, if you cannot attend, your ticket still entitles you to a signed copy of the book. A Cappella Books will hold your book for one month from the event date. You may pick it up in-store or call us to request shipping.

If you cannot attend, you may pre-order a signed copy below for shipping or in-store pick-up.

About the Book

For years as an award-winning war reporter, Sebastian Junger traveled to many front lines and frequently put his life at risk. And yet the closest he ever came to death was the summer of 2020 while spending a quiet afternoon at the New England home he shared with his wife and two young children. Crippled by abdominal pain, Junger was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. Once there, he began slipping away. As blackness encroached, he was visited by his dead father, inviting Junger to join him. “It’s okay,” his father said. “There’s nothing to be scared of. I’ll take care of you.”

That was the last thing Junger remembered until he came to the next day when he was told he had suffered a ruptured aneurysm that he should not have survived.

This experience spurred Junger—a confirmed atheist raised by his physicist father to respect the empirical—to undertake a scientific, philosophical, and deeply personal examination of mortality and what happens after we die. How do we begin to process the brutal fact that any of us might perish unexpectedly on what begins as an ordinary day? How do we grapple with phenomena that science may be unable to explain? And what happens to a person, emotionally and spiritually, when forced to reckon with such existential questions?

"In My Time of Dying" is part medical drama, part searing autobiography, and part rational inquiry into the ultimate unknowable mystery.

About the Author

Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of "Tribe," "War," "Freedom," "A Death in Belmont," "Fire," and "The Perfect Storm," and co-director of the documentary film "Restrepo," which was nominated for an Academy Award. He is also the winner of a Peabody Award and the National Magazine Award for Reporting.