Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between [NOOK Book]

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Q. Why are there almost as many jokes about death as there are about sex?

A. Because they both scare the pants off us.


Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein first made a name for themselves with the outrageously funny New York Times bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar. Now they turn their attention to the Big D and share the timeless wisdom of the great ...
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Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between

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Overview



Q. Why are there almost as many jokes about death as there are about sex?

A. Because they both scare the pants off us.


Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein first made a name for themselves with the outrageously funny New York Times bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar. Now they turn their attention to the Big D and share the timeless wisdom of the great philosophers, theologians, psychotherapists, and wiseguys. From angels to zombies and everything in between, Cathcart and Klein offer a fearless and irreverent history of how we approach death, why we embrace life, and whether there really is a hereafter. As hilarious as it is enlightening, Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates is a must-read for anyone and everyone who ever expects to die.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101140765
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/20/2009
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 331,899
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Daniel Klein is the coauthor (with Thomas Cathcart) of the international bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar and Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates. The author or coauthor of thirty other books, including The Half-Jewish Book, the Elvis Presley mystery series (Kill Me Tender, Blue Suede Clues), and the award-winning novel The History of Now, Klein holds a degree in philosophy from Harvard University and lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, Freke Vuijst.

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  • Posted April 13, 2010

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    Philosopy Made Fun

    I picked this up on a whim thinking my Son In Law might like it for Christmas. He has read it, and I now have two copies of my own -- Hb and ebook. Best series in existance for learning philosophy and enjoying it!

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  • Posted March 15, 2010

    Funny-and touching

    A really unique book. Lots of laughs, but also a good deal of wisdom, and at the very end a touching thought about the beauty of life. What an intriguing book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2010

    Christmas/Birthday gifts a hit

    After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I decided that this book and two others by the same writer would be perfect gifts for my son, my grandson and my son-in-law, they all have finely tuned intellect and humor . The books were a hit with all three! Thank You!

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

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    Making Fun of Philosophy

    From the authors of "Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar," and "Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington," "Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates" is another tongue-in-cheek look at the history of philosophy. In this third book in their series, the authors focus on death and what comes after it---if anything. Enjoyable, as always, but perhaps not as much as the first two books. These authors raise Woody Allen to the philosophical pantheon of people like Heidegger, Kant, and William James. Plato becomes the godfather of soul! What a hoot! Who knew philosophy could be such fun?

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