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Every Third Thought: On Life, Death And The Endgame

by Picador | SKU: 115437270520CBS0EC77 | UPC: 9781509815289 | LOC: -77-05-27-20
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In 1995, at the age of forty two, Robert McCrum suffered a dramatic and near-fatal stroke, the subject of his acclaimed memoir My Year Off. Ever since that life-changing event, McCrum has lived in the shadow of death, unavoidably aware of his own mortality. And now, twenty-one years later, he is noticing a change: his friends are joining him there. Death has become his contemporaries' every third thought. The question is no longer "who am I?" but "how long have I got?" and "what happens next?" With the words of McCrum's favourite authors as travel companions, Every Third Thought, takes us on a journey through a year and towards death itself. As he acknowledges his own and his friends' ageing, McCrum confronts an existential question: in a world where we have learnt to live well at all costs, can we make peace with what Freud calls "the necessity of dying"? Searching for answers leads him to others for advice and wisdom, and Every Third Thought is populated by the voices of brain surgeons, psychologists, cancer patients, hospice workers, writers and poets. Witty, lucid and provocative, this is an enthralling exploration of what it means to approach the end game, and begin to recognize, perhaps reluctantly, that we are not immortal. Deeply personal and yet always universal, this is a book for anyone who finds themselves preoccupied by matters of life and death. It is both guide and companion. "Thoughtful, subtle, elegantly clever and oddly joyous, Every Third Thought is beautiful." -Kate Mosse, bestselling author of Labyrinth

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