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Obituary Writing: A Guide to the Obituary Template and Examples
Writing an obituary can be difficult for anyone. Writing one for a newspaper or publication that is simple can be a daunting task as well. Often an obituary simply notifies individuals of a persons passing in a format that is appropriate and compassionate. This ebook can help you write an obituary enabling you to get your words across all while taking way the pressures of what to say and how to say it. Feeling confident and comfortable ...
The Portable Obituary: How the Famous, Rich, and Powerful Really Died
William Morrow Paperbacks
No matter what your station in society, everybody has to go sometime. Even the wealthy, powerful, and world-renowned must ultimately meet their Maker—though some have departed this life more ignobly than they might have wished. From Mozart to rock and roll, which performers ended their lives on the wrong note? What famous U.S. bridge is named after an explorer who was eaten by cannibals? Everyone wants to hit the lottery, but does ...
The Economist Book of Obituaries
This collection of obituaries tells the life stories of two hundred of the world's most captivating people as judged by writers Ann Wroe and Keith Colquhoun and as published in The Economist from 1994 to 2008. Each stylishly written story and accompanying photograph surprises, entertains, and stimulates. The titled, wealthy, and powerful are here, of course, including Diana, Princess of Wales, Gerald Ford, Bob Hope, John Paul II, Norman ...
Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
LIVING THE DREAM Duck calls—though the source of his livelihood—are not what makes Phil Robertson the man he is today. When asked what matters in his life, he’s quick to say, “Faith, family, ducks—in that order.” It isn’t often that a person can live a dream, but Phil Robertson, aka The Duck Commander, has proven that it is possible with vision, hard work, helping hands, and an unshakable faith in the Almighty. Phil’s is ...
The Alpine Obituary (An Emma Lord Mystery)
SPECIAL EDITION: MURDER Not even in Alpine, Washington, could the death of octogenarian Jack Froland be considered big news—except by his drinking buddies at Mugs Ahoy. But that suddenly changes when in the middle of the funeral, Jack’s widow hysterically insists that he was murdered. Emma Lord, publisher of The Alpine Advocate , who is already investigating a threatening letter received by the town’s beautiful blonde judge, now suspects ...
The Obituary Murders
Former police officer, turned actor, is blamed for murder of famous teaching coach, and goes on the run to solve the case.
The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries (P.S.)
Marilyn Johnson was enthralled by the remarkable lives that were marching out of this world—so she sought out the best obits in the English language and the people who spent their lives writing about the dead. She surveyed the darkest corners of Internet chat rooms, and made a pilgrimage to London to savor the most caustic and literate obits of all. Now she leads us on a compelling journey into the cult and culture behind the obituary page and ...
Obituary Cocktail: The Great Saloons of New Orleans
A tour of some of the most historic saloons in America. There is no doubt that New Orleans has more drinking establishments per capita than any other city in the United States. Lavishly illustrated with more than 200 photographs, this elegant pictorial history provides a glimpse into the architectural and cultural treasures still operating today. From urban legends to classic recipes, all is revealed in this collection of fascinating true ...
The Socialite Who Killed a Nazi with Her Bare Hands and 143 Other Fascinating People Who Died This Past Year: ...
Workman Publishing Company
Returning for its second year but reimagined in a new impulse format, with a new title, new cover, new mission, and new sensibility, here is The Socialite Who Killed a Nazi with Her Bare Hands , a pithier, quirkier collection of the 164 best page-turning obituaries from The New York Times . Written by top journalists, each story is a gem of a bio, a full life in miniature. There’s the famous: Steve Jobs, including the story of how he was ...
The Obituary Writer: A Novel
W. W. Norton & Company
A sophisticated and suspenseful novel about the poignant lives of two women living in different eras. On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, an uncompromising young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie O, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless marriage or follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her ...
Life on the Death Beat: A Handbook for Obituary Writers
Marion Street Press, LLC
Life on the Death Beat is a guide to obituary writing. It helps journalists effectively research and write obituaries that inform readers.
All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir
David C. Cook
It has been over twenty years since the publication of The Ragamuffin Gospel , a book many claim as the shattering of God’s grace into their lives. Since that time, Brennan Manning has been dazzingly faithful in preaching and writing variations on that singular theme – “Yes, Abba is very fond of you!” But today the crowds are gone and the lights are dim, the patches on his knees have faded. If he ever was a ragamuffin, truly ...
Obituary by David Atkins
The McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona: An O.K. Corral Obituary (A. C. Greene Series)
Paul Lee Johnson
University of North Texas Press
On a chilly October afternoon in 1881, two brothers named Tom and Frank McLaury were gunned down on the streets of Tombstone, Arizona, by the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday. The deadly event became known as the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and in a quirk of fate, the brothers’ names became well-known, but only as bad men and outlaws. Did they deserve that reputation? The McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona: An O.K. Corral Obituary explores this ...
52 McGs.: The Best Obituaries from Legendary New York Times Reporter Robert McG. Thomas
Robert McG. Thomas
Among his devoted fans, his pieces were known simply as McGs. With a "genius for illuminating that sometimes ephemeral apogee in people's lives when they prove capable of generating a brightly burning spark" (Columbia Journalism Review), Robert McG. Thomas Jr. commemorated fascinating, unconventional lives with signature style and wit. The New York Times received countless letters over the years from readers moved to tears or laughter by a ...
The Obituary Writer
Gordie Hatch is twenty-two, charmingly naive, and certain that his first job as a writer for the ST LOUIS INDEPENDENT'S obituary page will be a stepping stone to a crackerjack career in journalism. The year is 1989, and Gordie watches helplessly while dramatic events -- the very events that could be his lucky break -- unfold in the world around him. But nothing can prepare him for the call he gets from Alicia Whiting, a young widow with an ...
Don't Write My Obituary Just Yet: Inspiring Faith Stories for Older Adults
Upper Room Books
Even when we re old, God can still use us.
How to Write an Obituary: A Step-by-Step Guide
Writing an obituary is never an easy job, of course. At a time when there is so much to do -- and so much to cope with -- it can be a bit overwhelming to write an obituary. But it doesn't need to be complicated if you have a trusted guide to follow. This book brings together all of the information, samples, templates, and resources you need in one place, so you can focus on paying tribute to your loved one. There are various styles and ...
Obituaries in the Performing a
Harris M., III Lentz
Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea
C. Bradley Thompson
An obituary so soon! Surely the reports of neoconservatism's death are greatly exaggerated. C. Bradley Thompson has written (with Yaron Brook) the most comprehensive and original analysis of neoconservatism yet published and in the process has dealt it a mortal blow. Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea reveals publicly for the first time what the neocons call their philosophy of governance--their plan for governing America. This book ...
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