Books Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein Paperback, 245 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $13 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHeidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly GatesSubtitleUsing Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in BetweenAuthorThomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Explores death and the afterlife from lighthearted philosophical, theological, and psychological perspectives that consider that death may not be such a pessimism-inducing state. Genres: Comedy Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates New In Paperback New In Paperback: Nov. 22-28 November 23, 2010 In fiction, Herta Mueller, winner of 2009's literature Nobel, writes poetically about life under totalitarianism, and Elizabeth Berg crafts an entertaining account of a 40th high school reunion. In nonfiction — John Adams' letters, America's tacky Christmas traditions, and the sequel to Stuff White People Like.