Obit.

Obit. : Inspiring Stories of Ordinary People Who Led Extraordinary Lives

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Like Everything I Really Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten, or Tuesdays with Morrie, Obit is a wise and deeply moving book that illuminates the human condition. For ten years, Jim Sheeler has scoured Colorado looking for subjects whose stories he will tell for the last time. Most are unknowns, but that doesn't mean they?re nobodies. Their obituaries are sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, and chock full of life lessons as taught by the people we all pass on the street every day. And thanks to Sheeler's brilliant and compassionate prose, it's not too late to meet them.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 15.24mm | 113.4g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143113836
  • 9780143113836
  • 1,066,727

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a You probably wonat have heard of any of the people eulogized in "Obit," but they will remind you of the variety of humans on earth and the absolute certainty that no matter how powerful a personality, eventually the body goes, and that what remains stays not only in peopleas hearts, but in their stories.a
a"Chicago Sun-Times"
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About Jim Sheeler

Jim Sheeler is the Shirley Wormser Professor of Journalism and Media Writing at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper feature on the war in Iraq that led to a book, Final Salute, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award in nonfiction.
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Rating details

180 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 26% (47)
4 30% (54)
3 33% (60)
2 9% (17)
1 1% (2)
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