First day of sale: 19.01.2016
DIE 10 WICHTIGSTEN FRAGEN DES LEBENS IN ALLER KÜRZE BEANTWORTET /
LIFE’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ANSWERED IN A NUTSHELL
Ca. 180 pages
What we life for
The philosophical journey of an obituary writer
This is not a book about death but one about life instead.
A companion for the still unwritten pages of your life
We often live our lives as if we had all the time in the world. But even though we do not like being confronted with the finality of our existence, the courage to take a look would do us some good. We would then pose the questions about life that are really important. Are we giving our dreams the chance of becoming fulfilled? Are we fully taking advantage of the possibilities that life has in store for us? What is the meaning of my life? Am I happy? What should I do? For whom should I do it? What fulfils me? What am I afraid of – and why?
Gregor Eisenhauer has been writing obituaries for over ten years; not about the famous men and women of our times but very normal people. It is a task that has changed his life because his brief visits into the fate of other people have shown him what is really important in the end. He quickly noted that it was not the steps on the career ladder or vacations or time we wasted that puts our lives in a nutshell but rather our relationships to others and to ourselves.
In “Die 10 wichtigsten Fragen des Lebens”, the philosopher with a doctoral degree provides us with some instructions to think about. He encourages the reader to write his own “obituary”, three pages in which he provides an account of himself – before it is too late, because there is no opportunity to do it better the next time.
This books want to accompany you through the many still unwritten white pages in your life.
Rights sold to: CHAEK-SESANG (Korean)
Gregor Eisenhauer, born in 1960, studied German literature and philosophy and wrote his PhD dissertation on Arno Schmidt. He lives as a freelance writer in Berlin. With DuMont he has published ‘Die 10 wichtigsten Fragen des Lebens – in aller Kürze beantwortet‘ (The 10 Most Important Questions in Life – Briefly Answered), ‘Wie wir alt werden, ohne zu altern. 7 Ideen gegen die Verholzung des Denkens‘ (How to Grow Old Without Getting Old, 7 Ideas to Prevent the Thickening of the Mind) and "Wie wir die ANgst vor der Angst verlieren. Furchtlos in 7 Tagen" (How to Loose the Fear of Fear in Seven Days).