In this review, Leenaars comments on Etkind’s book, Or Not to be: A Collection of Suicide Notes. This book contains an extended collection of suicide notes, past, present, rich & famous. Some examples of suicide notes includes Sylvia Plath’s, Hitler’s & Kurt Cobain’s. While these notes have much to teach us, Leenaars had hoped for some dynamic insight into the notes. However, the suicide notes included in this book help illuminate the mind of the suicidal person.