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The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead / David Shields.

By: Shields, David, 1956-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: xvi, 225 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780307268044; 0307268047.Subject(s): Shields, David, 1956- | Shields, David, 1956- -- Family | Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography | Authors, American -- 20th century -- Family relationships | Fathers and sons -- United StatesDDC classification: 813/.54 | B Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Sample text Summary: 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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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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