Thing about Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead

ISBN-10: 0307387968

ISBN-13: 9780307387967

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Shields

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

David Shields was born in Los Angeles, California on July 22, 1956. He received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Brown University in 1978 and an MFA in fiction from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1980. He writes both fiction and nonfiction books. His first novel, Heroes, was published in 1984. His other works include Black Planet: Facing Race during an NBA Season, The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead, Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, and How Literature Saved My Life. Remote: Reflections on Life in the Shadow of Celebrity won the PEN/Revson Award and Dead Languages won the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. He is the Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington.

Prologue: Letter to My Father
Infancy and Childhood
Our Birth Is Nothing but Our Death Begun
Decline and Fall (i)
Boys vs. Girls(i
Paradise, Soon Lost
News Flash: We Are Animals
The Actuarial Prime of Life, or Why Children Don't Like Spicy Food
Sex and Death (i)
Hoop Dream (ii)
Bloodline to Star Power (i)
Rattlesnake Lake
Boys vs. Girls(ii)
Why Lionesses Prefer Dark Brunettes, or Why Both Men and Women Are Attracted to Deep Voices
Hoop Dreams (iv and v)
Dying Just a Little
Ye Olde Mind-Body Problem
Sex and Death (ii)
Adulthood and Middle Age
Decline and Fall (ii)
Bloodline to Star Power(ii)
Boys vs. Girls (iii)
Sex Changes (Everything)
Memento Mori
The Trouble with Being Food
Everything I Know I've Learned from My Bad Back
Notes on the Local Swimming Hole
Sex and Death (iii)
Hoop Dream (viii)
Old Age and Death
Decline and Fall (iii)
The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Boys vs. Girls (iv)
Chronicle of Death Foretold
Death Is the Mother of Beauty
Life Is That Which Gives Meaning to Life
How to Live Forever (i)
How to Live Forever (ii)
Last Words
Bloodline to Star Power (iii)
Sex and Death (iv)
The Story Told One Last Time, from Beginning to End
Exit Interviews
Notes for Eulogy for My Father
Permissions Acknowledgments
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