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The Good Day I Died: The Near-Death Experience of a Harvard Divinity Student

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé
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In 2006, Desmond Kon died, and came back to life. This is better understood as
a near-death experience (NDE). Fresh from studying world religions at Harvard,
Desmond’s NDE in Somerville, Massachusetts, shared remarkable consistency
with other documented NDE accounts, such as encountering otherworldly beings,
altered time-space realms, and the classic tunnel of light. Post-NDE symptoms
included paranormal sightings. Framed as a quasi-memoir, The Good Day I
Died is constructed as a self-administered interview, allowing the account its
moments of deep intimation. Completed with the aid of the Creation Grant from
Singapore’s National Arts Council, The Good Day I Died represents Desmond’s
most confessional writing, relating the story of his death, and his transformed life
after his return.

Published: Oct/2019

ISBN: 9789814867986

Length: 248 Pages

The Good Day I Died: The Near-Death Experience of a Harvard Divinity Student

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

In 2006, Desmond Kon died, and came back to life. This is better understood as
a near-death experience (NDE). Fresh from studying world religions at Harvard,
Desmond’s NDE in Somerville, Massachusetts, shared remarkable consistency
with other documented NDE accounts, such as encountering otherworldly beings,
altered time-space realms, and the classic tunnel of light. Post-NDE symptoms
included paranormal sightings. Framed as a quasi-memoir, The Good Day I
Died is constructed as a self-administered interview, allowing the account its
moments of deep intimation. Completed with the aid of the Creation Grant from
Singapore’s National Arts Council, The Good Day I Died represents Desmond’s
most confessional writing, relating the story of his death, and his transformed life
after his return.

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Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé is the author of an epistolary novel, five hybrid works, and nine poetry collections. A former journalist with 8 Days magazine, he has also edited more than twenty books and co-produced three audio books, several pro bono for non-profit organizations. Trained in publishing at Stanford University, Desmond received his World Religions Masters from Harvard University and Creative Writing Masters from the University of Notre Dame. Among other accolades, Desmond is the recipient of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, National Indie Excellence Book Award, Poetry World Cup, Singapore Literature Prize, two Beverly Hills International Book Awards, and three Living Now Book Awards. He divides his time between writing, editing, and teaching.