We are thrilled that acclaimed author and past GoldLab Symposium speaker Daniel Klein will be at the Boulder Book Store on May 17th at 7:30pm for a special book-signing event, Q&A, and discussion of his latest book, Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It.
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. Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It, from the vantage point of his eighth decade, Klein revisits the wisdom he relished in his youth.
GoldLab Symposium and Foundation founder Larry Gold shares his glowing review of Klein’s latest “masterpiece” with us below:
I just finished reading “Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It,” an amazing book, and one of Danny Klein’s absolute best—even more memorable than “Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life.” After finishing, I emailed my friends and family—members of my informal book club—about this masterpiece. In reality, I want everyone to read this book.
The short chapters ring with authenticity and love; even though, on occasion, Klein criticizes some of the selected people, ever so gently, including Camus and Sartre, who perhaps never learned how to smile, let alone laugh. There is as much humor in this book as there is in Klein’s others, but this one is much more subtle, directed, and funnier. I was astounded at how much science Klein knows, in spite of his claims to the contrary.
I love the description of Freke (Klein’s wife) as a woman who believes in free will. And, I love the picture of Klein obsessing and Freke saying “stop doing that,” like Bob Newhart did in his “Stop It” scene. I’m still smiling at that picture in my mind.
I think this book should have a special reduced price so the large hotel chains can place a copy in every room in every hotel and motel on the planet. People will choose between the Gideon Bible and this book, and this book will win—if for no other reason than each chapter is a very quick read; and, on a bad day, some hotel guests will read several chapters.
Regardless of price, however, the world is a better place because my dear friend Danny Klein chose to write such an enlightening and lighthearted book. Danny made philosophers less frightening.
Larry Gold, Founder, GoldLab Foundation Founder and Chairman of the Board, SomaLogic
Please join us for a wonderful evening filled with philosophy, lively discussion, and plenty of laughter.
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Has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Please join us next year, May 14-15, 2021