How Best to Avoid Dying (Paperback)


By Owen Egerton

Soft Skull Press, 9781593765224, 203pp.

Publication Date: February 11, 2014

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In this devilishly clever collection of short fiction, renowned humorist Owen Egerton leads us on a wildly surprising, darkly comic, and often heart-wrenching ride into the terrible beauty of life's end. With razor wit and compassionate insight, Egerton has a crafted a work that brilliantly explores the pain and wonder of life, knowing that with the turn of any corner death could be panhandling for your soul.

About the Author

Owen Egerton is one of the talents behind the award-winning The Sinus Show and Master Pancake Theater at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater, and for several years was the artistic director of Austin's National Comedy Theatre. He's written screenplays for Fox, Warner Brothers and Disney studios. He is also the author of the one-man play "The Other Side of Sleep" and the novels The Book of Harold, which is currently in development as a television series with Warner Bros Television, and Everyone Says That at the End of the World. He lives in Austin.