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For a Limited Time Only explores issues of aging, illness, and mortality, and the philosophical and theological speculations that arise from personal tragedy, and invokes humor, hope, and consolation in the face of death and loss.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Limited Time Offer
  2. pp. 1-21
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  1. Trouble
  2. p. 3
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  1. In Praise of My Dentist
  2. pp. 4-5
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  1. In the Sweet B&B
  2. p. 6
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  1. In Van Diemen’s Land
  2. p. 7
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  1. Ditched
  2. pp. 8-9
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  1. In Slow Motion
  2. p. 10
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  1. Inner City
  2. p. 11
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  1. Out Walking
  2. pp. 12-13
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  1. As It Turns Out,
  2. p. 14
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  1. Itinerant Guest
  2. p. 15
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  1. Then
  2. p. 16
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  1. Gone
  2. p. 17
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  1. Professor of Plums
  2. pp. 18-19
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  1. The Hand of God
  2. p. 20
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  1. Limited Time Over
  2. p. 21
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  1. Now You See It
  2. pp. 23-37
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  1. Jilted
  2. p. 25
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  1. Off with Her Head!
  2. pp. 26-27
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  1. Obituary
  2. pp. 28-29
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  1. The Planning Session
  2. p. 30
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  1. Abracadabra
  2. pp. 31-32
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  1. Pascal’s Wager
  2. p. 33
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  1. What It’s Like
  2. p. 34
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  1. On Your Own Terms
  2. p. 35
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  1. Professor Penis
  2. p. 36
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  1. Cured
  2. p. 37
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  1. The Autobiography of Mr. Grim
  2. pp. 39-50
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  1. Mr. Grim’s Fairy Tales
  2. p. 41
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  1. Mr. Grim’s Gavotte
  2. p. 42
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  1. Mr. Grim Thinks What’s in a Name
  2. p. 43
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  1. Mr. Grim Getting Lucky
  2. p. 44
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  1. Mr. Grim and Grymalkin
  2. p. 45
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  1. Mr. Grim in Praise of Late Nights & Inclement Weather,
  2. p. 46
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  1. Mr. Grim and God
  2. p. 47
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  1. The Autobiography of Mr. Grim
  2. p. 48
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  1. Mr. Grim in Heaven
  2. p. 49
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  1. Mr. Grim’s Lease on Life
  2. p. 50
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  1. In the Realm of Possibility
  2. pp. 51-71
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  1. In the Realm of Possibility
  2. pp. 53-54
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  1. Hamburger Heaven
  2. pp. 55-56
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  1. Pluto
  2. pp. 57-58
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  1. Pasta
  2. pp. 59-60
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  1. Home Improvement
  2. p. 61
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  1. Home Maintenance
  2. p. 62
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  1. All Hands on Deck
  2. p. 63
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  1. The Origin of the Ear
  2. pp. 64-65
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  1. This Is Not a Step
  2. p. 66
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  1. Mr. Malaprop
  2. p. 67
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  1. In Praise of the Morpheme
  2. p. 68
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  1. In Praise of My Barber
  2. pp. 69-70
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  1. Tattooed
  2. p. 71
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  1. All Manner of Wonders
  2. pp. 73-91
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  1. Career Day
  2. p. 75
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  1. The Workshop Poem
  2. p. 76
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  1. No Pegasus
  2. p. 77
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  1. The Submission
  2. pp. 78-79
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  1. Sex Talk
  2. p. 80
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  1. On Television
  2. p. 81
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  1. Caution
  2. p. 82
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  1. Sustenance
  2. p. 83
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  1. For Ruby, Age 2
  2. p. 84
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  1. The Old Mower
  2. pp. 85-86
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  1. Little Quack Cuaquito
  2. pp. 87-88
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  1. Mother’s Day in the Butterfly House
  2. p. 89
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  1. All Manner of Wonders
  2. pp. 90-91
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. 93
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