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A humorous and philosophical trip through life, from the Times-bestselling author of Travels with Epicurus.
As a young college student studying philosophy, Klein filled a notebook with short quotes from the world’s greatest thinkers, hoping to find some guidance on how to live the best life he could. Now, from the vantage point of his eighth decade, Klein revisits the wisdom he relished in his youth with this collection of philosophical gems, adding new ones that strike a chord. From Epicurus to Emerson and Camus to Reinhold Nieburh—whose words provide the title of the book—each pithy extract is annotated with Klein’s inimitable charm and insights. He tackles life’s biggest questions, leaving us entertained and enlightened.
‘Witty and engaging.’
‘Hearty and humorous…You may not come out with the meaning of life or love sorted, but you will have expanded your brain, and that can’t hurt.’
‘A simple but delightful idea…There are many books that offer a degustation menu of morsels of philosophy. Daniel Klein is able to make a party of them.’
‘You would, of course, expect a book on philosophy to be filled with wise words, and this one is, but it also contains plenty of laugh-out-loud observations…A very enjoyable read.’
‘A breathtaking, entertaining and thoroughly digestible guide to some of the best thoughts ever thunk.’