Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It: Wisdom of the Great Philosophers on How to Live

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9780143126799: Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It: Wisdom of the Great Philosophers on How to Live

A humorous and philosophical trip through life, from the New York Times bestselling coauthor of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . .
Daniel Klein s fans have fallen in love with the warm, humorous, and thoughtful way he shows how philosophy resonates in everyday life. Readers of his popular books Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . . and Travels with Epicurus come for enlightenment and stay for the entertainment.
As a young college student studying philosophy, Klein filled a notebook with short quotes from the world s greatest thinkers, hoping to find some guidance on how to live the best life he could. Now, from the vantage point of his eighth decade, Klein revisits the wisdom he relished in his youth with this collection of philosophical gems, adding new ones that strike a chord with him at the end of his life. From Epicurus to Emerson and Camus to the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr whose words provided the title of this book each pithy extract is annotated with Klein s inimitable charm and insights. In these pages, our favorite jokester philosopher tackles life s biggest questions, leaving us chuckling and enlightened."

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“Every time I find the meaning of life, they change it.” The words of Reinhold Niebuhr provide the title and set the tone for what is a wryly humorous look at some of the great philosophical pronouncements on the most important question we can face.

Daniel Klein’s philosophical journey began fifty years ago with just this conundrum; he began an undergraduate degree in philosophy at Harvard University to glean some clue as to what the answer could be. Now in his seventies, Klein looks back at the wise words of the great philosophers and considers how his own life has measured up. Told with the same brilliantly dry sense of humour that made Travels with Epicurus a Sunday Times bestseller, Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It is a pithy, dry, and eminently readable commentary on one of the most profound subjects there is.

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Praise for "Travels with Epicurus"
"An insightful meditation." - The New York Times Book Review "Along the way, Klein touches on the ideas of Bertrand Russell, Erik Erikson, Aristotle, and William James. Klein's narrative is a delightful and spirited conversation, offering up the ingredients inherent to the art of living well in old age." - Publisher's Weekly "Charming and accessible, this philosophical survey simply and accessibly makes academic philosophy relevant to ordinary human emotion." - Kirkus Review "Witty and wry" - Huffington Post "A lovely little book with both heart and punch." - Booklist "A charming meditation on aging. Daniel Klein takes us on a thought-provoking journey." - The Weekly Standard Book Review "Reading this book after a period of overwork and high stress, I was bowled over by its easy charm and hard-won wisdom. I shall be buying it in bulk as presents for my equally overburdened peers, and I suspect a few older people will enjoy it, too." - Markus Berkmann, The Daily Mail "If you think philosophy is hard stuff that makes your head spin and possibly hurt, Klein is the perfect guide to deep thinking. Being fully aware and wondering how best to spend our time are useful practices at any age, and this warm, thought-provoking book is a terrific introduction to thinking about life philosophically." - Concord Monitor

Praise for "Travels with Epicurus"
"An insightful meditation." - The New York Times Book Review

"Along the way, Klein touches on the ideas of Bertrand Russell, Erik Erikson, Aristotle, and William James. Klein's narrative is a delightful and spirited conversation, offering up the ingredients inherent to the art of living well in old age." - Publisher's Weekly

"Charming and accessible, this philosophical survey simply and accessibly makes academic philosophy relevant to ordinary human emotion." - Kirkus Review

"Witty and wry" - Huffington Post

"A lovely little book with both heart and punch." - Booklist

"A charming meditation on aging. Daniel Klein takes us on a thought-provoking journey." - The Weekly Standard Book Review

"Reading this book after a period of overwork and high stress, I was bowled over by its easy charm and hard-won wisdom. I shall be buying it in bulk as presents for my equally overburdened peers, and I suspect a few older people will enjoy it, too." - Markus Berkmann, The Daily Mail

"If you think philosophy is hard stuff that makes your head spin and possibly hurt, Klein is the perfect guide to deep thinking. Being fully aware and wondering how best to spend our time are useful practices at any age, and this warm, thought-provoking book is a terrific introduction to thinking about life philosophically." - Concord Monitor



Praise for"Travels with Epicurus"
An insightful meditation. - The New York Times Book Review

Along the way, Klein touches on the ideas of Bertrand Russell, Erik Erikson, Aristotle, and William James. Klein's narrative is a delightful and spirited conversation, offering up the ingredients inherent to the art of living well in old age. Publisher s Weekly

Charming and accessible, this philosophical survey simply and accessibly makes academic philosophy relevant to ordinary human emotion. Kirkus Review

Witty and wry Huffington Post

A lovely little book with both heart and punch. Booklist


"A delightful book that is easily applicable to any stage of life. Even when explaining the underlying theories behind a quote, the author s writing is understandable for readers who have no prior philosophy background. Yet, philosophy students will also enjoy seeing the discipline applied to everyday life."-Laura Hiatt-Smith, Library Journal

A charming meditation on aging. Daniel Klein takes us on a thought-provoking journey. The Weekly Standard Book Review

Reading this book after a period of overwork and high stress, I was bowled over by its easy charm and hard-won wisdom. I shall be buying it in bulk as presents for my equally overburdened peers, and I suspect a few older people will enjoy it, too. Markus Berkmann, The Daily Mail

If you think philosophy is hard stuff that makes your head spin and possibly hurt, Klein is the perfect guide to deep thinking. Being fully aware and wondering how best to spend our time are useful practices at any age, and this warm, thought-provoking book is a terrific introduction to thinking about life philosophically. Concord Monitor"

Praise for"Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It"
"A refreshingly spontaneous plunge into deep thought." - Booklist
"While philosophy is often seen asno laughing matter, Klein s book is an argument that it can and should be...It's hard to imagine a better guide." - Matt Staggs, Biographile
"A delightful book that is easily applicable to any stage of life. Even when explaining the underlying theories behind a quote, the author s writing is understandable for readers who have no prior philosophy background. Yet, philosophy students will also enjoy seeing the discipline applied to everyday life." - Library Journal
Daniel Klein has now gifted up with a compendium of wisdom quotes from the world s greatest philosophers, often with a light touch. - Ann LaFarge, Hudson Valley News


Praise for"Travels with Epicurus"
An insightful meditation. - The New York Times Book Review

Along the way, Klein touches on the ideas of Bertrand Russell, Erik Erikson, Aristotle, and William James. Klein's narrative is a delightful and spirited conversation, offering up the ingredients inherent to the art of living well in old age. Publisher s Weekly

Charming and accessible, this philosophical survey simply and accessibly makes academic philosophy relevant to ordinary human emotion. Kirkus Review

Witty and wry Huffington Post

A lovely little book with both heart and punch. Booklist

"A delightful book that is easily applicable to any stage of life. Even when explaining the underlying theories behind a quote, the author s writing is understandable for readers who have no prior philosophy background. Yet, philosophy students will also enjoy seeing the discipline applied to everyday life."-Laura Hiatt-Smith, Library Journal

A charming meditation on aging. Daniel Klein takes us on a thought-provoking journey. The Weekly Standard Book Review

Reading this book after a period of overwork and high stress, I was bowled over by its easy charm and hard-won wisdom. I shall be buying it in bulk as presents for my equally overburdened peers, and I suspect a few older people will enjoy it, too. Markus Berkmann, The Daily Mail

If you think philosophy is hard stuff that makes your head spin and possibly hurt, Klein is the perfect guide to deep thinking. Being fully aware and wondering how best to spend our time are useful practices at any age, and this warm, thought-provoking book is a terrific introduction to thinking about life philosophically. Concord Monitor"

Praise forEvery Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It
"A refreshingly spontaneous plunge into deep thought." - Booklist
"While philosophy is often seen asno laughing matter, Klein s book is an argument that it can and should be...It's hard to imagine a better guide." - Matt Staggs, Biographile
"A delightful book that is easily applicable to any stage of life. Even when explaining the underlying theories behind a quote, the author s writing is understandable for readers who have no prior philosophy background. Yet, philosophy students will also enjoy seeing the discipline applied to everyday life." - Library Journal
Daniel Klein has now gifted up with a compendium of wisdom quotes from the world s greatest philosophers, often with a light touch. - Ann LaFarge, Hudson Valley News
"This book not only offers a dazzling display of the superlative human thought on issues of human existence but also brings those we are not even consciously aware of into focus." - Business Standard


Praise forTravels with Epicurus
An insightful meditation. - The New York Times Book Review

Along the way, Klein touches on the ideas of Bertrand Russell, Erik Erikson, Aristotle, and William James. Klein's narrative is a delightful and spirited conversation, offering up the ingredients inherent to the art of living well in old age. Publisher s Weekly

Charming and accessible, this philosophical survey simply and accessibly makes academic philosophy relevant to ordinary human emotion. Kirkus Review

Witty and wry Huffington Post

A lovely little book with both heart and punch. Booklist

"A delightful book that is easily applicable to any stage of life. Even when explaining the underlying theories behind a quote, the author s writing is understandable for readers who have no prior philosophy background. Yet, philosophy students will also enjoy seeing the discipline applied to everyday life."-Laura Hiatt-Smith, Library Journal

A charming meditation on aging. Daniel Klein takes us on a thought-provoking journey. The Weekly Standard Book Review

Reading this book after a period of overwork and high stress, I was bowled over by its easy charm and hard-won wisdom. I shall be buying it in bulk as presents for my equally overburdened peers, and I suspect a few older people will enjoy it, too. Markus Berkmann, The Daily Mail

If you think philosophy is hard stuff that makes your head spin and possibly hurt, Klein is the perfect guide to deep thinking. Being fully aware and wondering how best to spend our time are useful practices at any age, and this warm, thought-provoking book is a terrific introduction to thinking about life philosophically. Concord Monitor


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