Books Life After Life The Investigation of a Phenomenon--Survival of Bodily Death by Raymond A. Moody Paperback, 175 pages, HarperCollins, List Price: $14.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleLife After LifeSubtitleThe Investigation of a Phenomenon--Survival of Bodily DeathAuthorRaymond A. Moody Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Reports on and draws careful conclusions from the out-of-the-body experiences of people who, revived from clinical death or near-death, regained consciousness. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Faith & Spirituality Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Life After Life Michel de Montaigne Wikimedia Commons hide caption toggle caption Wikimedia Commons Krulwich Wonders... Death, But Softly November 13, 2012 The world's first essayist, Michel Montaigne, was out riding one day when he got slammed from the rear, was thrown from his horse, crashed to the ground and for a brief time was, as he puts it, "dead." He described exactly what it felt like. Here's what he learned.