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The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead By David Shields

The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead by David Shields

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Summary

Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of an eclectic range of writers and thinkers - from Lucretius to Woody Allen, the author renders both a hilarious family portrait and a resonant meditation on mortality.

The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead Summary

The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead by David Shields

Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father's vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being.
Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of an eclectic range of writers and thinkers - from Lucretius to Woody Allen - Shields expertly renders both a hilarious family portrait and a truly resonant meditation on mortality.

The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead Reviews

So pure and wide in its implications that I think of it almost as a secular, unsentimental Kahlil Gibran: a textbook for the acceptance of our fate on earth -- Jonathan Lethem
Breathtaking . . . Shields had us laughing out loud, even in the face of death * Timeout, Chicago *
Mix equal parts of anatomy and autobiography, science and self-disclosure, physiology and family history; shake, stir, add dashes of miscellany, pinches of borrowed wisdom, simmer over a low-grade fever of mortality, and a terrible beauty of a book is born -- Thomas Lynch * Boston Globe *
Shields is a sharp-eyed, self-deprecating, at times hilarious writer * Wall Street Journal *

About David Shields

David Shields is the author of nine other books, including Reality Hunger and Black Planet, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His work has been translated into a dozen languages.

www.davidshields.com

Additional information

GOR003702963
9780141049496
0141049499
The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead by David Shields
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2011-03-03
256
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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