Morbid Curiosity: The Disturbing Demises of the Famous and Infamous (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 29, 2009 - Reference - 240 pages
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"It's shocking and sinful, and I couldn't put it down!" -Joan Rivers

The strange, startling, and utterly fascinating stories behind the world's most notorious celebrity deaths.

Was Jayne Mansfield really decapitated? Which manly appendage of Napoleon's was cut off during his autopsy? (And where did it go?) What went to the grave (literally) with River Phoenix, Frank Sinatra, and Princess Diana?

Death is fascinating. Just think about the last time you slowed down as you passed the scene of a car accident. When a public figure bites the dust, the curiosity only increases. From Attila the Hun to Marie Antoinette, from Heath Ledger to Anna Nicole Smith, the deaths of the rich and famous spark endless speculation and tabloid fodder. Their lives-and deaths-are grave matters.
  

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Review: Morbid Curiosity: The Disturbing Demises of the Famous and Infamous

User Review  - Jo Stanford - Goodreads

I have read many similar books and expected the same old stuff. But it surprised me. I think part of it was better writing, and the author somehow made these famous ppl more real, more personal.and not just a list of names and facts. Read full review

Review: Morbid Curiosity: The Disturbing Demises of the Famous and Infamous

User Review  - Goodreads

I have read many similar books and expected the same old stuff. But it surprised me. I think part of it was better writing, and the author somehow made these famous ppl more real, more personal.and not just a list of names and facts. Read full review

Contents

Mass Hysteria
Final Fields Day
The Skinny on Fatty
A Blaze of Glory
Pulling a Boner
Road Rage
A Cold Hot Toddy
When Life Bubbles Over
Too Quick on the Trigger
Falling from Grace
Flushed with Excitement
Too Tough to Swallow
A Blazing Finale
Capitol Concerns
Next Time We Take Amtrak
The Last Daze of Camelot

Somethings Fishy
Free Weight
Doing the Hustle
Ski Bumming Out
Going into the Dark Knight
Star Bucks the System
Random Acts of Ransom
Sex Lies and Videotape
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
OutofBody Experiences
Newmans Own
Thats Why Theyre Called Warning Labels
Sizzling Careers
Flying the Unfriendly Skies
This River Ran Deep
Sordid Lives and Deaths
And They Did Not Live Happily Ever After
Getting to the Heart of the Matter
Novel Ways to Cap Off a Career
Not Going So Gently into the Night
Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
NoBrainers and Other Personal Losses
Saints Sinners and Royal Messes
Heil Hell
Misadventures and Mishaps
Proof Why One Auto Always Carry Out Anothers Final Wishes
TexMex Tragedy
The Sounds of Silence
Stairway to Heaven or Is It Hell?
You Cant Spell Diet Without Die
Diva Death
Gone Too Soon Like a Comet Blazing Cross the Evening Sky
And You Thought You Should Call Jenny Craig
American Psychos
The Ultimate Doggie Bag
Are You Sure This Is Crunchy Peanut Butter?
Whale of a Tale
Old Rip RIP
Shocking News
Hides Now Go Seek
Marital Blitz
Survey Says
Oedipus Wrecks
Final Regards to Broadway
A Final Word from Their Sponsor
Oops
Real Reality TV
Out in the Open?
Into the Woods
When Fans Turn Wild
Dickering Around with Death
Seeing Reds
An Eye for Murder
Double Trouble
Wouldnt Going AWOL Have Been Better?
A Life Cut Short
Whos Suffered from Premature Obit Syndrome?
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