The Resource The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead, David Shields

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

Label
The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead
Title
The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead
Statement of responsibility
David Shields
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shields, David
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H4834
LC item number
Z46 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shields, David
  • Shields, David
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Fathers and sons
  • Shields, David
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Families
  • Fathers and sons
  • United States
Label
The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead, David Shields
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Knopf, 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Letter to My Father -- Infancy and Childhood -- Our Birth Is Nothing but Our Death Begun -- Decline and Fall (i) -- Boys vs. Girls (i) -- Origins -- Paradise, Soon Lost -- News Flash: We Are Animals -- Motherhood -- 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) -- Adolescence -- Rattlesnake Lake -- Boys vs. Girls (ii) -- Why Lionesses Prefer Dark Brunettes, or Why Both Men and Women Are Attracted to Deep Voices -- Superheroes -- 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
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036950689
Label
The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead, David Shields
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: Knopf, 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Letter to My Father -- Infancy and Childhood -- Our Birth Is Nothing but Our Death Begun -- Decline and Fall (i) -- Boys vs. Girls (i) -- Origins -- Paradise, Soon Lost -- News Flash: We Are Animals -- Motherhood -- 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) -- Adolescence -- Rattlesnake Lake -- Boys vs. Girls (ii) -- Why Lionesses Prefer Dark Brunettes, or Why Both Men and Women Are Attracted to Deep Voices -- Superheroes -- 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
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036950689

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