Many people are put off by today's convenient self-help books that offer easy, bite-sized observations and opinions, and explanation that is everything but rational and scientific. None, it seems, even tries to address why bad things happen without large leaps of faith and monumental assumptions.
Albert Einstein and modern physics, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (On Death and Dying) and modern medicine, and Rabbi Harold Kushner (When Bad Things Happen To Good People) have come close. The fact is that science can tell us how things happen, but psychology, faith and religion tell us why things happen. We need both the how and why to make sense of explanation, from which we derive meaning.
In this book, we dissect and traverse time (or at least contemplate a reality without it), examine trauma and stress, and begin to understand and appreciate the troubling emotion we call grief. What you read is thorough, credible and the best rational and scientific work on the subject, presented plainly and with just a bit of reverent humor.