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Part biography of one of the most influential philosophers of 19th century, part memoir, Hiking with Nietzsche is an exploration, of Nietzsche’s work and life, his relationships, thoughts and his search for meaning. It is, also, the author’s self-exploration and a thorough insight into his own life, his marriage, fatherhood and himself. John Kaag followed in Nietzsche’s footsteps, like Mann, Adorno, Jung, Levi, Hesse and many other of his pilgrims did, on the hills of Sils – Maria in Switzerland, where he wrote Thus Spoke Zarathustra. And, he did it twice. First time as a nineteen-year-old young man, almost killing himself on the verge of anorexia and the second 18 years later visiting the same place with his wife and young daughter, retracing the same steps and paths but coming to different conclusions and contemplating different questions.

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ISBN: 9780374170011
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 25th, 2018

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Beautifully written I Know Where I am When I’m Falling is a novel about growing up, family ties, friendships, mysterious art theft. But most of all it’s a story of unconditional, forgiving and all-consuming love. Young and idealistic Ruby falls in love with Angus, intelligent and charismatic but an ultimate rebel and a bad boy. And even though Angus loves Ruby with every fiber of his being he can’t fight his nature, despite all of Ruby’s attempts to help him live up to his potential. Do we and when do we give up on the ones we love; when do we say enough? This is a story of young woman's struggle with those questions and her ultimate realization that it’s time to let go. “So, feelings weren’t bottomless, after all. You could actually use them up, in spite of their intensity. I had finally flat lined.”

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ISBN: 9781783333288
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Published: Oak Tree Press - March 25th, 2014

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This is a read in one sitting book you wont be able to put down. Its 2017. The American president is tweeting the world towards nuclear war, Britain has decided to leave the EU, and the world has turned upside down. Kathy is 40, about to get married, obsessed with the daily news and worried about everything going on in the world. She is a loner who learns how to love. The narration is frantic and fast, at moments almost dizzying, but then you realize hers are exactly your thoughts, her feelings exactly your feelings and you keep on turning the pages.

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ISBN: 9780393652727
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 11th, 2018