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The Meaning of Life: Reflections in Words and Pictures on Why We Are Here Hardcover – April, 1991

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Co (T); 1st edition (April 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316294020
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316294027
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #188,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. Allen on October 18, 2004
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This is a great book and easy to read. All readings in the book attempt to answer the question: Why are we here? Small concise answers from the world's most recongizable people. Lots of pictures as only Life can take. The whole idea? Make you think too.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By HoosierDad1 on March 23, 2013
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This is one of the reasons I like Amazon. Finding something like this would be very tough if not for the internet. I had been looking for it in bookstores for some time.

I like this book because of the topic, the short essays addressing it and the diversity of view points.

I like to read an essay or two and spend a few minutes reflecting upon them.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jiri Matejicek on July 11, 2000
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This book greatly combines the art of photography, philosophy and real life stories. The world's most famous and respected people share their thoughts on the meaning of life; their words of wisdom are dispersed among excellent black and white photographs.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By raymond a. rodriguez on March 17, 2013
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The photos are unique, and when paired with the comments by both the known and unknown, make for a book that will be reflected upon many a time and for many years.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pamela Harris on January 16, 2014
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wonderful compilation of photographs and quotes to help me through my existential angst! Beautiful coffee table book that provokes some interesting conversations.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Payette-Daoust on June 9, 2013
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This is a beautiful book. It is everything I hoped for.
Leafing through its pages, which combine often arresting photographs with the very personal views of a wide spectrum of people from the last third of the 20th century, I was reminded how connected we all are, and how different are the paths we choose in search of our answers.
I was disappointed by some, and deeply moved by the insights of others.

I am so happy I have this book. It is a gem; a time capsule of inspiration.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Riaz Syed on July 19, 2011
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This book gather opinions about 'What is the meaning of life ?' from diverse points of views.
If you ever wondered 'What the heck is life all about?' you could start here.
And it has beautiful black and white photos.
Easy reading for the amateur philosopher.
I bought it over 10 years ago - and still enjoy flipping through it now and then.
I'm not sure if this book triggered the idea for for my 10 questions of life website - [...]
Maybe....
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