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The Resource I'm not really here, Tim Allen

I'm not really here, Tim Allen

Label
I'm not really here
Title
I'm not really here
Statement of responsibility
Tim Allen
Title variation
I am not really here
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The book opens with Tim suddenly waking from a strange dream. He's been reading late into the night about today's hot scientific topic - quantum physics - and what he's learned about the nature of reality really disturbs him. Fortunately, he's got plenty of time to mull it over. Tim's wife and daughter are going away on a camping trip, and Tim is left at home with their dog, Spot. At first, he's excited at the opportunity to eat what he wants (bologna and potato chip sandwiches), watch the sci-fi videos he loves, and finish the 1946 Ford he's been restoring so he can deliver it to a car show on Monday. Unfortunately, he can't find the final part: a one-of-a-kind hood ornament. He encounters very strange coincidences, meets people he doesn't know who seem to know too much about him, and wonders if his life is half full or half empty. As he roams from room to room, Tim ponders how we wind up sounding like our parents when we raise our own children ("Don't stir your ice cream into soup!"), men's fascination with pricey gadgets ("Does this drill bit set really cost $89,000?"), and how romantic "chemistry" really works ("It's all based on salt"). He describes his own rise to celebrity and what it's like to buy groceries without wearing a mask. He explores the allure of hot cars, the temptation of fast-food chain prizes which seem to be getting bigger and bigger all the time ("I'll have the happy meal and the Harley, please"), and his obsession with his place in the cosmos. I'm Not Really Here deals, in the Toolman's inimitable way, with some of the urgent questions a man faces at midlife, from "What is real?" to what should he eat for breakfast ("The gummy cinnamon buns or the cereal no one can pronounce? Moose lips. Mouse licks"). This book is a culmination of a five-year journey of self-discovery. It will surprise and challenge, make you wonder and think, and induce laughter on every page."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 305.244 AL54i
  • 305.244/02/07
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6231.M45
LC item number
A375 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
I'm not really here, Tim Allen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 255)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
zmeld2 b1225744
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780786862573
Lccn
96036959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35750371
  • (OCoLC)35750371
Label
I'm not really here, Tim Allen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 255)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
zmeld2 b1225744
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780786862573
Lccn
96036959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35750371
  • (OCoLC)35750371

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