Thing about Life Is That One Day Youll Be Dead David Shields

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Thing about Life Is That One Day Youll Be Dead  by  David Shields

Thing about Life Is That One Day Youll Be Dead by David Shields
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Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old fathers vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being.Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact,MoreMesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old fathers 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 provokes us to contemplate the brevity and radiance of our own sojourn on earth and challenges us to rearrange our thinking in crucial and unexpected ways.

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