The Real Meaning of Life [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Real Meaning of Life wasn’t written by an expert. It isn’t the culmination of painstaking self-study or a sudden breakthrough. Instead, this fascinating book collects the insights of everyday people who responded to NYU freshman David Seaman’s simple query, “What is the meaning of life?”
To his surprise, he received a flood of responses. Some suggested things like “bikinis and beer,” but Seaman found that most were much more thoughtful — so much so that he created a website ...
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The Real Meaning of Life

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Overview

The Real Meaning of Life wasn’t written by an expert. It isn’t the culmination of painstaking self-study or a sudden breakthrough. Instead, this fascinating book collects the insights of everyday people who responded to NYU freshman David Seaman’s simple query, “What is the meaning of life?”
To his surprise, he received a flood of responses. Some suggested things like “bikinis and beer,” but Seaman found that most were much more thoughtful — so much so that he created a website and now this book to collect the best of them. From thousands of respondents — including Buddhists, born-again Christians, atheists, waitresses, students, and recovering heart attack patients — come incredibly diverse nuggets of wisdom that can be aphoristic (“Be grease, not glue”), philosophical (“There is no point to life, and that is exactly what makes it so special”), or whimsical (“Me, I'm going snowboarding”).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577318019
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 2/8/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 187 KB

Meet the Author

David Seaman grew up in Maryland and now attends New York University. When he’s not searching for the meaning of life, his other interests include photography, exploring the city, and people watching. He is a contributing writer for the Washington Square News. This is his first book.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2005

    Great read

    I have often thought about making a book revolving around one single idea and this book definitely pulls it off in a big way. A great set up 'what is the real meaning of life?' sent out to creative people across the globe to answer in their own way what 'life' means to them. The book has some standout moments: Carey Scott's one liner about change, Rachel Basse's exquisite and gut wrenching look at a day in the life, Joe Koller's incredible journey with a monk, and Michael Hindes thoughts on evolution. These standout moments and all the other entries make this book one of a kind and a pleasure to read on a daily basis. You never know what will be said next!

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