John Kaag will be In Conversation for his New Hardcover ~ Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are

EVENT OVERVIEW:  John Kaag, Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, will be In Conversation with Clancy Martin, Professor of Philosophy, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Canadian Philosopher, Essayist & Novelist, about John's New Hardcover Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are.

Read John Kaag's "Nietzsche Made Me Do It" in The New York Times

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  John Kaag is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.  He is the Author of American Philosophy: A Love Story, which was an NPR Best Book of 2016 and a New York Times Editors' Choice.  His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Harper's Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, and many other publications.  He lives near Boston with his wife and daughter.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Hiking with Nietzsche: Becoming Who You Are is a tale of two philosophical journeys, one made by John Kaag as an introspective young man of 19, the other 17 Years later, in radically different circumstances: he is now a husband and father, and his wife and small child are in tow.  Kaag sets off for the Swiss peaks above Sils Maria where Nietzsche wrote his landmark work Thus Spoke Zarathustra.  Both of Kaag's journeys are made in search of the wisdom at the core of Nietzsche's philosophy, yet they deliver him to radically different interpretations and, more crucially, revelations about the human condition.

Just as Kaag's acclaimed Debut, American Philosophy: A Love Story, seamlessly wove together his philosophical discoveries with his search for meaning, Hiking with Nietzsche is a fascinating exploration not only of Nietzsche's ideals but of how his experience of living relates to us as individuals in the twenty-first century.  Bold, intimate, and rich with insight, Hiking with Nietzsche is about defeating complacency, balancing sanity and madness, and coming to grips with the unobtainable.  As Kaag hikes, alone or with his family, but always with Nietzsche, he recognizes that even slipping can be instructive.  It is in the process of climbing, and through the inevitable missteps, that one has the chance, in Nietzsche's words, to "become who you are."

DATE & TIME:  Monday, October 29, 2018, at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  John Kaag, Profesor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, will be In Conversation with Clancy Martin, Professor of Philosophy, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Canadian Philosopher, Essayist & Novelist, about John's New Hardcover Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at www.KCLibrary.org/Signature-Events or Call the Library at 816-701-3407.  Rainy Day Books will have John Kaag's Books for Sale at this Event, or you may Pre-Order for In-Store or At-Event Pick-Up through the link below.  Seating is General Admission.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
$26.00
SKU: A9780374170011

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover of Hiking with Nietzsche by John Kaag.


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