Pico Iyer: The Beauty of Impermanence


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Pico Iyer's new book, "Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells," is part meditation on grief and part exploration of Japanese history and culture. Iyer, a travel writer, essayist and novelist, wrote it during the difficult months after the sudden death of his father-in-law. He talks to Steve Paikin about why it was important to document the experience and the cultural practices surrounding death.

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