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You Can't Be Too Careful: Cautionary Tales

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A heavy drinker decides to cut down his alcohol intake-and dies of a heart attack caused by alcohol withdrawl. Then there's the murderer who was accidentally electrocuted sitting on his prison cell's steel toilet--just after escaping the electric chair on appeal. You can't be too careful, not in a universe that began with a random Big Bang and whose only certainty is accident.

A collection of cautionary tales gathered for years by David Pryce-Jones and illustrated with characteristic wit and precision by Pierre Le-Tan, these are succinct items whose very matter-of-factness seems to reinforce the utterly bewildering nature of life and death, the unlikely, improbable, unexpected way in which lives are swallowed up-this is the human comedy as one-liners, each with a wondrous and terrifying grain of truth about our existence.

Synopsis:

FALLING FLOWERPOTS, SLIPPERY SOCKS, THE FATAL TOOTHPICK . . . ACCIDENTS HAPPEN.

"You can't be too careful." It's the last true maxim for a world that began with a random Big Bang and whose only certainty is accident. If you don't believe it, consider what happened to faith-healer Alan N., who died after tripping over his healing stool. Or Mrs. B., drowned while trying to save the goldfish in her frozen pond. Collected here are dozens of reminders of fate's unfathomable purpose-glimpses of the wonderful and terrifying human comedy, each revealing an unexpected truth about our existence.

Synopsis:

You can't be too careful, not in a universe that began with a random Big Bang and whose only certainty is accident. A collection of cautionary tales of all the unexpected ways people die, these are succinct items whose very matter-of-factness seems to reinforce the utterly bewildering nature of life and death. Illustrations throughout.

Table of Contents

LOVE AND OTHER VANITIES

FREE FALL

HEALTH AND EFFICIENCY

NOAH'S ARK

WORK AND PLAY

THE WAGES OF CRIME

THE BEST LAID PLANS

OUT AND ABOUT

GRAVE REPORTS

Product Details

ISBN:
9781563051562
Author:
Le-Tan, Pierre
Author:
Le-Tan, Pierre
Author:
Pryce-Jones, David
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Trivia
Subject:
Miscellaneous
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / American/General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 8
Publication Date:
19920110
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
177.8 x 127 x 6.858 mm

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FALLING FLOWERPOTS, SLIPPERY SOCKS, THE FATAL TOOTHPICK . . . ACCIDENTS HAPPEN.

"You can't be too careful." It's the last true maxim for a world that began with a random Big Bang and whose only certainty is accident. If you don't believe it, consider what happened to faith-healer Alan N., who died after tripping over his healing stool. Or Mrs. B., drowned while trying to save the goldfish in her frozen pond. Collected here are dozens of reminders of fate's unfathomable purpose-glimpses of the wonderful and terrifying human comedy, each revealing an unexpected truth about our existence.

"Synopsis" by , You can't be too careful, not in a universe that began with a random Big Bang and whose only certainty is accident. A collection of cautionary tales of all the unexpected ways people die, these are succinct items whose very matter-of-factness seems to reinforce the utterly bewildering nature of life and death. Illustrations throughout.
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