books about: obituary
Mr. Ed: Dead: And Other Obituaries of the Most Famous People Who Never Lived
There is a lot of charm to this humor, and since I love many of the popular culture characters they chose to write about (Mr. Ed, Tinkerbelle, Joey Tribbiani), I enjoyed the sweetness of this humor. Which isn't to say this duo doesn't have an edge, they do, but they obviously love their subjects. Some of these bits are fall-off-your-chair funny. Pure fun.
Our Journey Is Our Work: Creating My Obituary
Russell R Shippee
Our Journey Is Our Work provides a wonderful understanding of how to reconcile the complicated and often confusing world of our secular life with our need to connect to a more meaningful spiritual life. The message that resonated over and over with me is that our fears and limitations are largely self-imposed and that our inner self, our "spiritual self", will provide answers to a better path if ...
Street Hungry: A Mystery (N.S. "Shep" Ladderback and Andrea Cosicki Mysteries)
St. Martin's Minotaur
On the streets of South Philly, "Weight" Wisnitz sells fruits and vegetables out of a truck at cut rate prices. He's been a fixture in the neighborhoods for years so when he suddenly keels over and dies, one of his regular customers thinks enough of him to call obituary writer Shep Ladderbook of the Philadelphia Press. Shep writes a nice obituary for the colorful man who made an impact so many ...
The Garden Angel
now THIS is more like it!
I had grown so tired of being disappointed in cookie cutter novels about women and friendship. As if it were a hot topic du jour and authors were just jumping on the bandwagon. This was a GOOD BOOK. An unlikely friendship, humor, heartache and women finding themselves and their strength. Ms Friddle has set a high standard for herself, I look forward to the next one.
Hollywood Album: Lives of Hollywood Stars from the Pages of the New York Times
Ayer Co Pub
An easy-read about Hollywood's golden personalities.
Hollywood Album is a concise, easy-read. Since obituaries of notable persons are almost always prepared well before the person's death, these articles are well researched and very accurate. There is a handy "Filmography" at the end of the book listing, again, each notable personality and the movies in which they were involved (although I have found some of these lists not be totally ...
Remembrances and Celebrations: A Book of Eulogies, Elegies, Letters, and Epitaphs
This book is amazing! Everyone should read it!
This is a great book. Everyone who is dealing with or has delt with the loss of someone should read this book! It will help them.
Mourning Wood: A Novel
Funny, perceptive and highly entertaining!!
This is a great book. A real surprise. What a treat. On the one hand, this is a tale of reinvention. It's a story about having (or having had) everything you wanted - and then still wanting to call a do-over. On the other hand, it is hysterical. Sometimes it's hysterical in a laugh-out-loud sort of a way. Sometimes in a sneak-up-on-you-the-next-day-in-the-shower sort of a way. It is a ...
Obituaries and Bible records of persons born in the nineteenth century and related to West Texans
Dorothy Dillard Hughes
I was right !!!
In this book, Jean Long introduces us to Chinese calligraphy. As he explains, even though "calligraphy" only means "words written by hand", to the Chinese it is an art with a long history. He affirms that "the characters not only convey the language of thought but also, in a visual way, the artistic beauty of the thought". In the introduction to "The Art of Chinese calligraphy", the author says ...
Remember Me When I'm Gone: The Rich and Famous Write Their Own Epitaphs and Obituaries
Nan A. Talese
Celebrities' last words
When you pass on from this life, what would you want people to say about you? Larry King asked that question of over 300 celebrities, and the result is "Remember Me When I'm Gone," a fascinating compendium of epitaphs and obituaries penned by the still living about themselves. The celebrities include actors, authors, business people, journalists, artists, musicians, politicians, and scientists. ...
The Last Word the New York Times Book of Obituaries and Farewells: A Celebration of Unusual Lives
A helluva book
I teach Memoir Writing to local seniors and I routinely use this book as an example of outstanding biography. It's one thing to write a 250 word bio but quite another, and much more demanding, to pen a few-hundred-word last goodbye to someone and do it with panache. The NY Times has three books of obituaries, this is the most recent. The quality of the writing is, in many cases, superior to ...
Puerto Rican obituary
Friends of Malatesta
hilarious puerto rican poet
THIS BOOK WAS EXTREMELLY DELIGHTFUL, ENJOYABLE, FUNNY OH MY GOODNESS FUNNY, OUTSTANDING POETRY. PEDRO HAD ME IN AWE, WITH HIS MIND AND THE ABILITY TO PUT ALL THIS IN A BOOK. IT WAS SO FASCINATING TO READ OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I KNOW THIS BOOK IS OUT-OF PRINT BUT TRY TO RENT IN A LIBRARY, U WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. PEDRO PIETRI IS AND OUTSTANDING AUTHOR, POET, COMEDIAN, WRITER AND MOST OF ALL ...
Obituaries of Cape Girardeau County Missouri: Owned by Mrs. Charlotte E. Young Slinkard
Mary Ramos Casey
Everything You Know is Wrong
After years of researching their subject throughout the world, Ian Sayer and Douglas Botting first published this book in 1984. Their research began in response to a very simple question. What happened to the German National Gold Reserves after World War II? The answer proves shocking. Aside from bringing the reader into the fascinating world of Postwar Black Marketeering and corruption,the book ...
DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF NAVAL OBITUARIES (Daily Telegraph Obituaries)
Edited by David Twiston Davies
The best so far.
As a shipwreck historian, I have often encountered a number of the names contained within this book. As an occasional author of a "letter to the Editor," I have also spoken with the David Twiston Davies on more than one occasion when he was Letters Editor for the Daily Telegraph. Somehow, a combination of these two factors has brought out the very best (for me at least) in this series of books. ...
Silent Film Necrology: Births and Deaths of over 9000 Performers, Directors, Producers, and Other Filmmakers ...
Eugene Michael Vazzana
McFarland & Company
A Wealth of Information!
What a great book! All the people I'm familiar with and thousands I'm not. A fascinating look at the marvelous talent of the silent era! A great reference book and more.
The Times Great Lives: A Century in Obituaries
This is an outstanding collection of obituaries that have appeared in the Times of London duirng this past hundred years. Beginning with Lord Kitchner and ending with Pope John Paul II, the lives of men and women who graced or plagued the last two centuries are chronicled with an elan that can scarce be found other than in that great newspaper. From the age of Empire to the opening years of ...
Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea
C. Bradley Thompson
Systematic Unraveling of Neoconservatism
C. Bradley Thompson (with Yaron Brook) has written a rigorous and detailed analysis of the ideas neoconservatism, including neoconservatism's founder Irving Kristol and Kristol's main intellectual influence, namely Leo Strauss. Thompson takes us back to the origin of the neoconservative movement with Kristol's life-changing (for Kristol) book review Leo Strauss's "Persecution and the Art of ...
The Encyclopedia of Rock Obituaries
Great book Has Mr. Nick Talevski a update book on the Rock Obituaries
Connecticut's historians and genealogists 1890-1990
Thomas Jay Kemp
Little Factory Press
I've read many times the celtic tales written by historians or history teachers. However, i've never read those tales in such touching and heartwarming way. Ella Young loved her land, and it notices. From the creation of the world, to the arrival of christianity to Ireland, these celtic tales are lovely to hear and to read. I've read the spanish version (a translation), and even when i know that ...
Abstracts of Obituaries in the Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850
Indiana Historical Society
Abstracts of Obituaries in the Western Christian Advocate 1834-1850
This book is a collection of abstracts as published in the Methodist "Western Christian Advocate" 1834-1850. It is a rather specific reference book for use in family or church history research for midwestern states. It is a very useful tool for those connected to the Methodist Church during the years 1834-1850.
DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF MILITARY OBITUARIES: BOOK TWO, THE (Bk. 2)
Another book which is hard to put down.
If there is but one single disadvantage to getting older, it is that we begin to recognise, from within our own circle of people and experiences, more and more of those whose names appear under the heading "Obituaries." This second book of Military Obituaries, from David Twiston Davies, contains one of my former commanding officers and a former colleague who was 10 years my junior. Not that I'm ...
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