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How to Survive Death and Other Inconveniences

How to Survive Death and Other Inconveniences is now available for pre-order (see links below). The book will be officially published March, 2020, from the University of Nebraska Press.

 

EARLY PRAISE:

 

"Silverman's new book is a joyously unconventional memoir written at least in part as a hedge against mortality. It will shake loose memories, invite you to ponder, and, maybe best of all, make you laugh. This is a marvelously written, imaginative, and seriously funny book." Abigail Thomas, New York Times best-selling author

 

"With true originality and wit, Silverman takes readers on a wild ride through time, memory, pleasure, and trauma. What remains is a deeply human portrait of one woman's resilience and the power of her spirit. I couldn't put it down." Christina Haag, New York Times bestselling author of Come to the Edge: A Love Story

 

 

Contents

 

Author's Note  000

Ultima Thule     000

Fate 1

Clotho

spins the thread of life

 

The Eternal Reign of Miss Route 17      000

13 Ways of Surviving New Jersey         000

Miss Route 17 Refuses to Grow Old     000

The Three Fates: How Much Is the Moon Worth?        000

The Remarkable Death-Defying Exploits of Miss Route 17        000

Until My Number Comes Up    000

Requiem for a Qwertyist           000

My Death in the Family 000

The Three Fates: Drawing the Shades   000

A Member of the Wedding       000

 

Fate 2

Lachesis

measures the thread of life to determine how long you live

 

The Sick Hypochondriac          000

The Three Fates: On Tedium     000

The Safe Side   000

My Life as a Thanatologist        000

The Janet Leigh Variations        000

The Summer of Hate and Death000

Here Be Human Dragons          000

Miss Route 17's Near-Death Experience Under the Boardwalk at the New Jersey Shore          000

Sigilisms of Miss Route 17's Many Hidden Talents        000

Death Comes for the Poet         000

Flirting with the Butcher000

The Three Fates and the Barefoot Angels          000

 

Fate 3

Atropos

cuts the thread of life with a pair of shears to decide how someone dies

 

At the Terminal Gate     000

Miss Route 17's Own Graceland          000

Memorabilia: My Guardian Devils and The Phantom of the Opera Gloves          000

The Three Fates: When You Go           000

Of Chrysanthemums, Tupperware, Cremated Remains, and FedEx-ing to the Great Beyond      000

Miss Route 17's Blue Period    000

The Three Fates: Filling in the Blanks     000

On the Reliance of Verbs to Survive Death        000

The Queen of Panmnesia          000

 

Acknowledgments        000

Notes   000