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

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

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 03/03/2011
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141049496
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 181g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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