Fish Out of Water by Eric Metaxas audiobook

Fish Out of Water: A Search for the Meaning of Life; A Memoir

By Eric Metaxas
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Blackstone Publishing 9781684511723
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What happens when one of America’s most beloved biographers writes his own biography? For five-time New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas, the answer is Fish Out of Water: A Search for the Meaning of Life—a soaring, lyrical, and often mischievous account of his early years, in which the astute Queens-born son of Greek and German immigrants struggles to make sense of a world in which he never quite seems to fit. While millions know Metaxas as a celebrated author, the witty host of Socrates in the City, and a nationally syndicated radio personality, here he reveals a personal story few have known. The scion of two families with very different traditions, he enjoyed their affection and support through his riotous but successful years at Yale, yet later felt abandoned as he drifted toward an abyss of meaninglessness from which he barely escaped. Along the way, Metaxas introduces us to an unforgettable troupe of Runyonesque characters who join this quintessentially first-generation American boy on his odyssey, underscoring how simultaneously funny, serious, happy, sad, and meaningful life can be.

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What happens when one of America’s most beloved biographers writes his own biography?

For five-time New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas, the answer is Fish Out of Water: A Search for the Meaning of Life—a soaring, lyrical, and often mischievous account of his early years, in which the astute Queens-born son of Greek and German immigrants struggles to make sense of a world in which he never quite seems to fit.

While millions know Metaxas as a celebrated author, the witty host of Socrates in the City, and a nationally syndicated radio personality, here he reveals a personal story few have known. The scion of two families with very different traditions, he enjoyed their affection and support through his riotous but successful years at Yale, yet later felt abandoned as he drifted toward an abyss of meaninglessness from which he barely escaped.

Along the way, Metaxas introduces us to an unforgettable troupe of Runyonesque characters who join this quintessentially first-generation American boy on his odyssey, underscoring how simultaneously funny, serious, happy, sad, and meaningful life can be.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Metaxas is a major writer. Not to be missed.” Dick Cavett, legendary American television personality
“In this portrait of the Metaxas as a young man, deeply serious matters exist most comfortably with great wit and maximum humor…A delight. I read it in the sunshine, which was entirely appropriate.” Mark Helprin, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Eric Metaxas

Author Bio: Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas is an American Christian author, speaker, and conservative radio host. His 2014 book Miracles was a New York Times bestseller. His biographies, children’s books, and works of popular apologetics have been translated into multiple languages around the world. He was awarded the Canterbury Medal in 2011 by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 17.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English