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Klein, Daniel M. 1939-

Overview
Works: 73 works in 277 publications in 8 languages and 11,424 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Fiction  Quotations  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: BD31, 102.07
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Most widely held works about Daniel M Klein
 
Most widely held works by Daniel M Klein
Plato and a platypus walk into a bar-- : understanding philosophy through jokes by Thomas Cathcart( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here's a lively, not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts, and thinkers. It's Philosophy 101 for everyone who knows not to take all this heavy stuff too seriously. Some of the Big Ideas are existentialism (what do Hegel and Bette Midler have in common?), philosophy of language (how to express what it's like being stranded on a desert island with Halle Berry), feminist philosophy (why, in the end, a man is always a man), and much more. Finally--it all makes sense!--From publisher description
Heidegger and a hippo walk through those pearly gates : using philosophy (and jokes!) to explain life, death, the afterlife, and everything in between by Thomas Cathcart( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores death and the afterlife from lighthearted philosophical, theological, and psychological perspectives that consider that death may not be such a pessimism-inducing state
Plato and a platypus walk into a bar-- : understanding philosophy through jokes by Thomas Cathcart( Recording )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great philosopher Aristotle once said "Humor is the only test of gravity, for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious." Taking this tenet to task, Cathart and Klein tackle all the major philosophical perspectives--ancient and postmodern alike--and make them universally accessible through hilarious jokes that cut straight to the core of the principle. Hobbes, for instance, believed that life is "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." Why then, the authors ask, did he complain about it being short?
Travels with Epicurus : a journey to a Greek island in search of a fulfilled life by Daniel M Klein( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how the author journeyed to Greece with a suitcase full of philosophy books in order to learn how to achieve a fulfilling old age, explaining how he came to regard old age as a life stage filled with simple and heady pleasures
Aristotle and an aardvark go to Washington : understanding political doublespeak through philosophy and jokes by Thomas Cathcart( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What did Donald Rumsfeld mean when he said, "The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence"? And what's the essence behind Bill Clinton's gem, "It depends on what the meaning of the word is is"? Whether they are misleading with doublespeak, having fun with ambiguity, drawing weak analogies, or getting inappropriately personal, politicians, frequently make our heads spin. Cathcart and Klein sift through the claptrap and make sense of it all.--
Every time I find the meaning of life, they change it : wisdom of the great philosophers on how to live by Daniel M Klein( Book )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. As he revisits the wisdom he relished in his youth, each extract is annotated with Klein's inimitable charm and insights. He tackles life's biggest questions-- and leaves us chuckling and enlightened
Aristotle and an aardvark go to Washington : understanding political doublespeak through philosophy and jokes by Thomas Cathcart( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses jokes, cartoons, and philosophy to expose what politicians really mean, analyzing quotations from everyone from Condoleeza Rice to Al Sharpton
Kill me tender : a murder mystery featuring the singing sleuth Elvis Presley by Daniel M Klein( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis investigates when his fan club presidents start dying all over Tennessee
Viva las vengeance by Daniel M Klein( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and French and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a pair of tourist murders in Las Vegas, rumors begin about a comedian's deadly gags and a hotel and casino war, prompting Elvis Presley to become involved in a case that is complicated by his budding romance with a beautiful dancer
Family tales, family wisdom : how to gather the stories of a lifetime and share them with your family by Robert U Akeret( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells you how to gather the stories of a lifetime and share them with your family
The history of now by Daniel M Klein( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the New England village of Grandville, Wendell deVries, the 65-year-old projectionist at the local movie theater, meets an attractive divorcee and an unexpected love affair blooms. Franny, Wendell's daughter and the leader of the town's drama group, is confronted by a newcomer from New York City who insists that her politically correct play be produced, sending Franny into a spiral of self-doubt. Lila, Franny's teenage daughter, hears a lecture at her high school that convinces her that she has African blood in her veins, leading her to discover long-lost relatives living nearby. The high school counselor is contacted by a man claiming to be a recruiter from Harvard who convinces him that his daughter is a shoo-in for acceptance if he follows his advice, a false promise that enrages him. Thousands of miles away in a mountain village in Columbia, a young man named Hector begins a journey that will lead him to Grandville where he will alter the lives of everyone he meets
Wavelengths by Daniel M Klein( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and Hebrew and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heidegger and a hippo walk through those pearly gates : [using philosophy (and jokes!) to explain life, death, the afterlife, and everything in between] by Thomas Cathcart( Recording )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores death and the afterlife from lighthearted philosophical, theological, and psychological perspectives that consider that death may not be such a pessimism-inducing state
Such vicious minds : a mystery featuring Elvis Presley by Daniel M Klein( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1965 Memphis, a reclusive Elvis Presley is forced to uncover who is masquerading as Elvis in order to seduce teenage fans and why Colonel Tom has been paying off disgruntled parents to prevent news of the scandal from leaking
Nothing serious : a novel by Daniel M Klein( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York magazine writer Digby Maxwell is offered a last chance to redeem himself by becoming editor of a small philosophy magazine headquartered in a rural Vermont college town
Medical tests that can save your life : 21 tests your doctor won't order--unless you know to ask by David Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You may be at high risk for a deadly disease without knowing it. And in this case, what you don't know can kill you. For the first time, you'll be informed about lifesaving medical tests that can diagnose deadly diseases-including various cancers, heart disease, aneurysm, and stroke-at their earliest stages when they're most likely to respond to treatment. Some of these tests are so new that your doctor may not know they exist! This book will help you construct your Personal Risk Profile-based on your age, gender, ethnicity, family medical history, and environmental hazards. You'll then use this profile to determine exactly which medical tests to take-and you'll learn how taking these tests can rescue you from an avoidable, premature death. Dedicated to improving the quality of care available to all patients, Drs. Johnson and Sandmire guide you through each of these tests, explaining the process, cost, reliability, and potential health risks in language that you can understand. They also offer strategies for persuading your doctor to order the tests and convincing your insurance company to foot the bill. And if your insurer won't pay, they'll let you know where to go to get the tests for a reasonable price
Embryo : a novel by Daniel M Klein( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and Dutch and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een door kunstmatige inseminatie zwanger geraakte jonge vrouw krijgt vreemde vermoedens als blijkt dat andere baby's wel 'erg veel op die van haar lijken
We've come back for a little look around : a play by Daniel M Klein( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The half-Jewish book : a celebration by Daniel M Klein( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magic time by Daniel M Klein( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Plato and a platypus walk into a bar-- : understanding philosophy through jokes
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Heidegger and a hippo walk through those pearly gates : using philosophy (and jokes!) to explain life, death, the afterlife, and everything in betweenPlato and a platypus walk into a bar-- : understanding philosophy through jokesAristotle and an aardvark go to Washington : understanding political doublespeak through philosophy and jokesAristotle and an aardvark go to Washington : understanding political doublespeak through philosophy and jokesKill me tender : a murder mystery featuring the singing sleuth Elvis PresleyViva las vengeanceThe history of nowHeidegger and a hippo walk through those pearly gates : [using philosophy (and jokes!) to explain life, death, the afterlife, and everything in between]