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

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville B SHI (Text) 32604000143963 DCTPLD AD Biography Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780307268044 :
  • ISBN: 0307268047 :
  • Physical Description: xvi, 225 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.

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Citation/References Note: Bklst 02/01/2008
LJ 02/15/2008
Kirkus 12/01/2007
NYT Bk 02/24/2008
Summary, etc.: 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
Subject: Shields, David, 1956-
Shields, David, 1956- > Family.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Authors, American > 20th century > Family relationships.
Fathers and sons > United States.

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