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Klein, Daniel M. 1939-

Overview
Works: 96 works in 379 publications in 9 languages and 11,899 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Fiction  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Quotations  Cartoons (Humor)  Travel writing  Introductions  Comic books, strips, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Creator
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 )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and French and held by 2,042 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 )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and French and held by 1,160 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 )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,049 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 )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 825 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( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 746 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 )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 724 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 )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 429 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
Beauty sleep by Daniel M Klein( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In korte tijd vinden drie van 's werelds mooiste fotomodellen onder mysterieuze omstandigheden de dood
Kill me tender : a murder mystery featuring the singing sleuth Elvis Presley by Daniel M Klein( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis investigates when his fan club presidents start dying all over Tennessee
I think, therefore I draw : understanding philosophy through cartoons by Thomas Cathcart( Book )

10 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klien have been thinking deep thoughts and writing jokes for decades, and now they are here to help us understand Philosophy through cartoons, and cartoons through Philosophy. Covering topics as diverse as religion, gender, knowledge, morality, and the meaning of life (or the lack thereof), I Think, Therefore I Draw gives a thorough introduction to all of the major debates in philosophy through history and the present. And since they explain with the help of a selection of some of the smartest cartoonists working today, you'll breeze through these weighty topics as you guffaw and slap your knee."--Back cover
Viva las vengeance by Daniel M Klein( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and French and held by 362 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
Blue suede clues : a murder mystery featuring Elvis Presley by Daniel M Klein( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nineteen sixty-three. Elvis Presley has just completed filming Kissin' Cousins, a hillbilly romantic comedy of which he is instantly ashamed. His romance with Ann-Margaret has just become public knowledge, and Priscilla is on the warpath. It is a critical period for Elivs, a time in which he must sort out his own contradictory feelings and make life-changing choices."--Jacket
Family tales, family wisdom : how to gather the stories of a lifetime and share them with your family by Robert U Akeret( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and Hebrew and held by 248 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 )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 242 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
The history of now by Daniel M Klein( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 239 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
Embryo : a novel by Daniel M Klein( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and Dutch and held by 187 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
Nothing serious : a novel by Daniel M Klein( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 186 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
Such vicious minds : a mystery featuring Elvis Presley by Daniel M Klein( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 179 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
We've come back for a little look around : a play by Daniel M Klein( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 164 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 vengeanceBlue suede clues : a murder mystery featuring Elvis PresleyHeidegger and a hippo walk through those pearly gates : using philosophy (and jokes!) to explain life, death, the afterlife, and everything in between
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Daniel Martin Klein American writer

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