Obit: Inspiring Stories Of Ordinary People Who Led Extraordinary Lives

Paperback | April 29, 2008

byJim Sheeler

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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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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 nobo...

J im Sheeler is a Pulitzer Prize?winning reporter for the Rocky Mountain News. Sheeler was inducted into the Obituary Writer?s Hall of Fame in 2006.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:April 29, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143113836

ISBN - 13:9780143113836

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? You probably won?t 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 people?s hearts, but in their stories.?
?Chicago Sun-Times