I was first introduced to Elisabeth Kubler Ross when getting my Bachelor's degree. "On Death and Dying" was a required read in my field, and introduced me to the five stages of grief that are so popular today.
I hadn't thought much about her since that time, until dealing with my own grief this year. But it wasn't her grieving books I turned to after I lost my mother, it was her amazing books about near death experiences that grabbed my attention. Not only did I find the content hard to put down, I enjoyed listening to her speak and would have given anything to have her sitting at my kitchen table - I had so many questions to ask!