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

The Thing about Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead( )
Author: Shields, David
ISBN:978-0-14-104949-6
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Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Imprint:Hamish Hamilton
Book Format:Paperback
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Book Description:

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.

Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / General
Social Science / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.9 x 19.8 x 1.6 cm
Book Weight:0.181 Kilograms
Author Biography
Shields, David (Author)
David Shields was born in Los Angeles, California on July 22, 1956. He received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Brown University in 1978 and an MFA in fiction from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1980. He writes both fiction and nonfiction books. His first novel, Heroes, was published in 1984. His other works include Black Planet: Facing Race during an NBA Season, The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead, Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, How Literature Saved My Life, and Other People: Takes & Mistakes. Remote: Reflections on Life in the Shadow of Celebrity won the PEN/Revson Award and Dead Languages won the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. He is the Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington.

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