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Strangers Drowning: Grappling with impossible idealism, drastic choices, and the overpowering urge to help

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2015
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"What does it mean to devote yourself wholly to helping others? Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment and tells their deeply intimate stories. Between these she threads a lively history of the literature, philosophy, social science, and self-help ... in Western culture. Through its sympathetic and beautifully vivid storytelling, this book confronts us with fundamental questions about what it means to be human."--provided by publisher.
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