The Age Of Absurdity – Michael Foley

theageofabsurdityI think I may have begun to read The Age Of Absurdity by Michael Foley a year or so back, but not really got into it. This time, as often happens, it took me half a book to really start to enjoy it, and in the second half I was really enjoying it.

It’s a philosophy book and it’s also very funny, though sometimes the author comes across as a bit of a grumpy old man. He uses some interesting examples. I liked the story of how Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, got the huff because he wasn’t the first man on the moon and refused an order to take a photo of Neil Armstrong on the moon. An example of resenting not being first more than appreciating being second.

The later chapters on the absurdity of work, love and age are very, very funny!

Highly recommended, for some.

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