From the authors of the bestselling Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, an uproarious new book on the meaning of death (and life, too)
The new book by the bestselling authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar is a hilarious take on the philosophy, theology, and psychology of mortality and immortality. That is, Death. The authors pry open the coffin lid on this one, looking at the Big D and also its prequel, Life, and its sequel, the Hereafter. Philosophers such as Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Camus, and Sartre have been wrestling with the meaning of death for as long as they have been wrestling with the meaning of life. Fortunately, humorists have been keeping pace with the major thinkers by creating gags about dying. Death’s funny that way—it gets everybody’s attention.
Death has gotten a bad rap. It’s time to take a closer look at what the Deep Thinkers have to say on the subject, and there are no better guides than Cathcart and Klein.
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Daniel Klein is the coauthor (with Thomas Cathcart) of the international bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar and Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates. The author or coauthor of thirty other books, including The Half-Jewish Book, the Elvis Presley mystery series (Kill Me Tender, Blue Suede Clues), and the award-winning novel The History of Now, Klein holds a degree in philosophy from Harvard University and lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, Freke Vuijst.From AudioFile:
Who says philosophy can't be funny? Pretty much everyone. But don't tell Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein because they've made amusing, informative audiobooks that examine the big questions in life their little specialty. HEIDEGGER is a clever work dealing with those age-old mysteries: death and the afterlife. The guys perform the book themselves, and author narrations are always chancy. In this case, it's a sure bet. The authors have a rapport that endears them to the listener. They often sound like a couple of Dutch uncles recounting old jokes and stories. But there's a point to their stories, advice among the gags and examples that we can live by. This is also a book that works as a series of separate stories you'll enjoy telling around the water cooler. M.S. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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Descrizione libro Viking Press, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 1st Edition. Cathcart, Thomas. HEIDEGGER AND A HIPPO WALK THROUGH THOSE PEARLY GATES. NY: Viking Press, c2009. First printing. 245pp, index. Sm 8vo. New hardcover copy with as new d/j. Codice libro della libreria 82053
Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0670020834
Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Pages are clean and unmarked. Spine is tight. WE SHIP IMMEDIATELY!. Codice libro della libreria 5M-OVCY-JMDR
Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0670020834
Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110670020834