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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

(2008)
A non fiction book by

 
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.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields
ISBN: 0307268047 / 9780307268044 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

March 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields
ISBN: 0141049499 / 9780141049496 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   

June 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields
ISBN: 0241950295 / 9780241950296 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields
ISBN: 0307387968 / 9780307387967 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

January 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields
ISBN: 0739499149 / 9780739499146 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

June 2011 : USA Audible edition
Title: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

February 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields
ISBN: 0739359282 / 9780739359280 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields

Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2008 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Thing About Life is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields

Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   

 


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