Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious

Paperback | September 15, 2009

byAlix Strauss

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Author Alix Strauss takes a provocative look at the self-imposed deaths of the famous and infamous in Death Becomes Them. In this fascinating and intimate chronicle of celebrity suicides, the spotlight shines on the lonely last moments of Kurt Cobain and Ernest Hemingway, Abbie Hoffman and Adolf Hitler, Dorothy Dandridge, Sigmund Freud, Hunter S. Thompson, and others. Death Becomes Them explores their sadness and madness, their accomplishments and the circumstances that led to their irreversible decision, and wishes them all a fond final good-bye.

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Author Alix Strauss takes a provocative look at the self-imposed deaths of the famous and infamous in Death Becomes Them. In this fascinating and intimate chronicle of celebrity suicides, the spotlight shines on the lonely last moments of Kurt Cobain and Ernest Hemingway, Abbie Hoffman and Adolf Hitler, Dorothy Dandridge, Sigmund Freud...

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Kurt Cobain, Anne Sexton, Mark Rothko, Ernest Hemingway, Adolf Hitler . . . all famous, some rich and powerful, some beloved, some abhorred. But when life and circumstance got to be too much, each headed for the exit door. Sigmund Freud overdosed on morphine. Dorothy Dandridge stripped naked and swallowed a handful of antidepressants. ...

Alix Strauss is a lifestyle trend writer who appears on national morning and talk shows. Her articles have been published in theNew York Times,Marie Claire,Time, andEntertainment Weekly, among other publications. She is the author ofThe Joy of Funerals,Have I Got a Guy for You, andDeath Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Bril...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006172856X

ISBN - 13:9780061728563

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“A truly unique, compelling and strangely life-affirming work of literary investigation. The perfect book to get you through the night. ”