Lester starts off his book in a joking manner, saying “I have published a lot on suicide – some say much too much!” (XI). However, there isn’t much humor to be found after this, as it is a book on a serious, somber topic. Past the preface of his book Lester takes on an academic tone, only straying from this tone a few times in order to give the context of various things. When speaking of himself in his introduction, he uses humor, as it is not the main topic of the book, and can be talked about in a lighthearted manner. His first chapter begins by studying and analyzing other studies of various suicides before beginning his own analysis. Throughout the book he c...
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...urce for those studying adolescent psychology.
I of the Storm is a valuable resource to those studying adolescent psychology because it gives and in depth look into the minds of those who have committed suicide. It analyzes various resources in order to offer an informative look into the patterns of those who kill themselves, and explore possible reasons as to why they may have felt the need to take their own lives. I of the Storm is directed toward anyone who wishes to understand why people take their own lives, as well as suicide in general. Lester has PhDs from Cambridge University and Brandeis University, and is also the former President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, which makes him very qualified to discuss suicide. Lester wrote this book intending to discover when people may kill themselves, and more so to understand those that have.
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