From United Kingdom to U. But the dominant theme running throughout this anthology, and hence the title, is humor. Not all of the essays were gut-achingly funny,some only offered a chuckle or two, but overall I picked this book up looking for essays to use in a class I was teaching on Writing Grief. Bonnie Garvin writes about her parents' double suicide attempt and yes, it's funny! A humorous relating of an extended trip through the medical maze, with a decidedly odd slant on modern amenities and lasting relationships developed during recovery. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Kathi Kamen Goldmark regales us with memories of playing the kazoo at Jessica Mitford's funeral. Ellen Sussman writes of flying her mother's body home and watching the burial wardrobe spill out on the baggage carousel.
These stories, along with tales from Joshua Braff, Barbara Graham, Dianne Rinehart, and more, constitute a book whose purpose is to remind readers that when dealing with illness, aging, and dying, there is an important place for laugh-out-loud humor. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Malachy McCourt, Jacquelyn Mitchard, and 22 more share hilarious and moving stories of confronting death. Whether we face the subject of death with acceptance, resistance, or fear, Exit Laughing gives us permission to laugh through our tears. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. I admired all of the contributors for sharing often private, intimate moments.
A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Bonnie Garvin even manages to find a heavy dose of dark humor in her parents' three unsuccessful attempts at a double suicide. About this Item: North Atlantic Books. But the dominant theme running throughout this anthology, and hence the title, is humor. There were short bios at the end of the book which aided in this-many of these authors I am going to want to look up and read further. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. It's a useful book for mourners, for therapists, and for anyone who is worried about the impending death of a loved one.
An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. From United Kingdom to U. At first I jotted down names of the authors whose stories I really loved, but before long I realized that was most of them. Ellen Sussman writes of flying home her mother's body and watching her mother's burial wardrobe spill out on the baggage carousel. Book is in Used-Good condition.
About the Author Victoria Zackheim is author of The Bone Weaver, a novel, and the editor of five anthologies: The Other Woman, which was on the national bestseller list in Canada for several weeks, For Keeps, The Face in the Mirror, and He Said What?. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. About this Item: North Atlantic Books. Zackheim says in her introduction that so many of us use humor to ease pain; it can play an important role in helping us talk about and accept the death of a loved one. Broadway and television actor Richard McKenzie shares the riotous story of a funeral procession led by a lost hearse. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s. Having spent time with my mother when she was dying, I can say that the things that were recounted were very real - and for that I give it three stars.
General inquiries should be directed to our Web feedback box, info theorganicview. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. A perfect mix of gravitas and levity to the subject nobody wants to talk about: mortality. These essays read like a novel. I recognized some authors; others were new and sent me seeking more writing by these individuals. The spine may show signs of wear. Victoria Zackheim is the author of the novel The Bone Weaver and editor of five anthologies, the most recent being Exit Laughing: How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death.
Joshua Braff recalls a death in an upstairs bedroom during his childhood, Roadrunner cartoons included. It just seems wrong to enjoy a book about death as much as I enjoyed Exit Laughing edited by Victoria Zackheim. Knygą rekomenduočiau dėl pačios idėjos ir skleidžiamo požiūrio į mirtį. Law star and author Michael Tucker describes his last visit with his dying friend, Cleavon Little, and how they said goodbye. From the Trade Paperback edition. I found them especially helpful as I have buried both of my parents and it was interesting to see how others handled the situation.
Some of the selections will remind readers of similar encounters with grief, and of the absurd events that interrupt the depressing times that force one to laugh in spite of the sorrow. About this Item: New York, Garden City Pub. Especially the difficult times in our lives that change who we are, how we live, and the decisions we make. If I were to rate the stories individually, they would run the whole scale from 1 - 5 stars, as some of them I had to skim to make it through, while others I devoured. About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2016. Kathi Kamen Goldmark regales us with memories of playing the kazoo at Jessica Mitford's funeral. I read this slowly, a story or two at a time, over several months, savoring each and giving them time for contemplation.
Zackheim sudaryta istorijų rinktinė siūlo į artimųjų netektį pažvelgti su trupučiu humoro. The dust jacket is missing. About this Item: Collins Crime, 1985. Malachy McCourt, Jacquelyn Mitchard, and 22 more share hilarious and moving stories of confronting death. Exit Laughing is beautifully written, giving the reader permission to laugh and allowing them to acknowledge their feelings. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Exit Laughing is a bold, outrageous, never sanctimonious, death-defying collection that looks straight in the eye of the inevitable while making you laugh real tears.
Laughter, Zackheim writes in her introduction, 'can open the door to emotions shared, and perhaps through this sharing we can not only process the reality of death but mend the complex and often difficult relationships we share with the person who is dying. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Exit Laughing: How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death is funny and therapeutic. Exit Laughing reminds us that in death there is a place for humor. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.