256 pages, 7.36 × 6.5 × 0.9 in
June 6, 2011
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0670020834
ISBN - 13: 9780670020836
From the Publisher
From the authors of the bestselling "Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar," an uproarious new book on the meaning of death (and life, too)
The new book by the bestselling authors of "Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar" is a hilarious take on the philosophy, theology, and psychology of mortality and immortality. That is, Death. The authors pry open the coffin lid on this one, looking at the Big D and also its prequel, Life, and its sequel, the Hereafter. Philosophers such as Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Camus, and Sartre have been wrestling with the meaning of death for as long as they have been wrestling with the meaning of life. Fortunately, humorists have been keeping pace with the major thinkers by creating gags about dying. Death's funny that way--it gets everybody's attention.
Death has gotten a bad rap. It's time to take a closer look at what the Deep Thinkers have to say on the subject, and there are no better guides than Cathcart and Klein.
About the Author
Tom Cathcart and Daniel Klein pursued the usual careers after majoring in philosophy at Harvard. Cathcart has worked with street gangs in Chicago, doctors at Blue Cross Blue Shield, and has dropped out of various divinity schools. Klein has written jokes for various comedians, including Flip Wilson and Lily Tomlin.