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The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead

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Review of ‘The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead’

The thing about The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead is that it sounds like a very depressing book. Instead, however, it's an involving read, an unusual blend of science, culture and family history.

In his ninth book, David Shields uses sources from around the world and from his own life…

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