Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives - Chapters 1 through 4 Summary & Analysis

David Eagleman
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Chapter 1: Sum

In the afterlife, a person's life is relived but in a different order. Everything is grouped together such as sleep for thirty years in a row, seven months of having sex, five months of reading a magazine, and so forth. All the hurt is grouped into one segment as well. Once you make it through the pain segment, your afterlife is agony-free forever. Everything else is not pleasant however. You cannot take a shower until that segment comes up which might be years. You might spend eighteen months waiting in a line. You could spend six months watching commercials. In that reshuffled life, you begin to long for your earthly life where things occurred in varying sequences.

Chapter 2: Egalitaire

In the afterlife, you discover that God understands how complex life is. She originally completed her universe like other gods and created people to be either...

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