Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book (Paperback)

The Last Self-Help Book

By Walker Percy

Picador USA, 9780312253998, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2000



Walker Percy's mordantly funny and wholly original contribution to the self-help book craze deals with the Western mind's tendency toward heavy abstraction. This favorite of Percy fans continues to charm and beguile readers of all tastes and backgrounds. "Lost in the Cosmos" invites us to think about how we communicate with our world.

About the Author

Walker Percy wrote several books, many of them bestsellers, and is considered one of the greatest American writers of our time. He died in 1990.

Praise For Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book

"A mock self-help book designed not to help but to provoke; a chapbook to inveigle us into thinking about who we are and how we got into this mess."--Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Original and imaginative, it conveys a serious, occasionally somber message in a vein of high comedy. I love this book. It is not to be read once through, but to be reread, savored, and pondered."--Edmund Fuller, The Wall Street Journal

"This is a stunningly innovative collection, for readers who like both to chuckle and to think hard."--People