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“What to Expect When You Are Aging.” In a genial way. A memoir featuring musings on death and the fear thereof. One of the postulates: people are either afraid of death or of dying, never both. (I paraphrased.) If this type of thinking tickles your brain and heart, then this book is for you, too. And we should probably get a drink some time.

— Philipp


"I don't believe in God, but I miss Him." This book is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with Barnes' brother (a philosopher), a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the French writer Jules Renard. Though he warns us that "this is not my autobiography," the result is a tour of the mind of one of our most brilliant writers.

About the Author

Julian Barnes is the author of nine novels, two collections of stories, and two collections of essays. His honors include the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Prix Femina, and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781609981716
ISBN-10: 1609981715
Publisher: Audiogo
Publication Date: May 17th, 2011
Language: English