Shelf Life is a collection of short stories, collected and put together by the famous Gary Paulsen. He decided to put in these specific stories to help people understand more meaning of happiness and life. It's not cheesy at all, but rather very uplifting. One of my favorite of the short stories is Testing Testing 1, 2, 3 by A. LaFaye.
Table of ContentsForeward pg. ix
Introduction pg 1
In Your Hat pg 11
Escape pg 23
Follow the Water pg 33
Testing Testing 123 pg 55
Tea Party Ends in Bloody Massacre, Film at 11 pg 67
What's a Fellow To Do? pg 81
Wet Hens pg 91
The Good Deed pg 109
Barcarole for Paper and Bones pg 127
Clean Sweep pg 151
About the Contributors pg 165
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes short stories, but even if you don't like short stories specifically, I'm sure you would enjoy it. If you like philosophy and thinking of family and what is the limit on life happenings. This truly is a very interesting book.
I would rate this book a 9 because not all of them are the best, but most of it was very good.