Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief, and Magic Behind Living Forever


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Scribner Book Company
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5.5 X 8.2 X 1.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Adam Leith Gollner has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the Globe and Mail, and Lucky Peach. The former editor of Vice Magazine, his first book is The Fruit Hunters. He lives in Montreal.


"Adam Leith Gollner possesses a talent as rare and exotic as a coconut pearl.... Lustrous and exhilarating... The talents of a food writer, investigative journalist, poet, travel writer and humorist grafted onto one unusual specimen. Long may he thrive."--Mary Roach "New York Times Book Review "
"You'll delight in Gollner's globe-trotting adventures seeking exotic produce."--Entertainment Weekly
"A probing inquiry into the most insistent of human hopes."--Booklist (starred review)
"An epic quest to understand the nature of immortality... An engrossing, immensely fascinating tour of beliefs."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Highly enjoyable.... Gollner is a good sport and a fine wordsmith. Part Mary Roach, part Joe Strummer of the Clash, he injects punk energy and invention into the genre of quirky scientific nonfiction. Long may he write."--Wall Street Journal
"[An] engrossing look at the way centuries of humans have sought the secret to eternal life through religion, magic, and science."--Parade
"Sharp reporting and good-humor... Adam Gollner has done a terrific job of reminding us that, though we all have to die, it may not be the worst thing."--NY1, "The Book Reader"
"Bold, entertaining, thought-provoking... The Book of Immortality is first-rate entertainment, a blast of intellectual stimulation and vivid reporting."--Shelf Awareness