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Although he is guided and inspired by the people he respects, and despite the insufficiency of his knowledge and experience—an insufficiency shared by most (or all) other humans, Wallace Shawn can’t see any real alternative to trying to figure out his own answers to the most essential questions about the world he lives in.

Having recently passed the age of seventy, before which he found it difficult to piece together more than a few fragments of understanding, Shawn would like to pass on anything he's learned before death or dementia close down the brief window available to him, but he may not be ready yet.

"Lovely, hilarious and seriously thought-provoking." —Toni Morrison

"Wallace Shawn’s essays are both powerful and riveting. To have such a gentle and incisive soul willing to say what others may be afraid to is considerably refreshing." —Michael Moore

Author: Wallace Shawn
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Pages: 92pp
Size: 5 x 7
Notes: hardcover
Date Of Publication: June 20, 2017
ISBN: 978-1608468126