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The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead

Author: David Shields
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author melds personal history with frank biological data about every stage of life, creating an "autobiography about my body" that seeks meaning in death, but moreover, life. Shields filters his frank--and usually foreboding--data through his own experience as a 51-year-old father with burgeoning back pain, contrasting his own gloomy tendencies with the defiant perspective of his own 97-year-old father, a man  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2007040145
(OCoLC)154799615
Named Person: David Shields; David Shields; David Shields
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Shields
ISBN: 9780307268495 0307268497 1283998750 9781283998758
OCLC Number: 433027183
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 225 pages)
Responsibility: David Shields.

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The author melds personal history with frank biological data about every stage of life, creating an "autobiography about my body" that seeks meaning in death, but moreover, life. Shields filters his frank--and usually foreboding--data through his own experience as a 51-year-old father with burgeoning back pain, contrasting his own gloomy tendencies with the defiant perspective of his own 97-year-old father, a man who has waged a lifelong, urgent battle against the infirmities of time.--From amazon.com.

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