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

(2008)
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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
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Title: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields
ISBN: 0-307-26804-7 / 978-0-307-26804-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields
ISBN: 0-14-104949-9 / 978-0-14-104949-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields
ISBN: 0-241-95029-5 / 978-0-241-95029-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields
ISBN: 0-307-38796-8 / 978-0-307-38796-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

June 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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June 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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February 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields
ISBN: 0-7393-5928-2 / 978-0-7393-5928-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Thing about Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields
ISBN: 1-4159-4717-1 / 978-1-4159-4717-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields
Publisher: Penguin
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February 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Thing About Life is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Author(s): David Shields
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon CA