Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates

Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between

By Thomas Cathcart; Daniel Klein
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143118251, 245pp.)

Publication Date: October 26, 2010

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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 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.




About the Author
Thomas Cathcart graduated from Harvard with a degree in philosophy, studied theology at the University of Chicago, and embarked on a "checkered career" (his words) from college teaching to hospice management until, at the age of 67, he started his writing life by coauthoring Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar with Daniel Klein. Mr. Cathcart and his wife live in New York City.

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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