I just read a biography of American poet Sylvia Plath. Although Plath had a tragic end (she took her own life at age 30), she packed a lot of experience into three decades on earth. She chronicled her life or tried to make sense of it in a substantial corpus of poetry. This book is highly recommended. You may want to watch the one-hour documentary of Sylvia Plath on Youtube ( Documentary. ) before you pick up the book.