Remember Me When I'm Gone: The Rich and Famous Write Their Own Epitaphs and Obituaries

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 23, 2004 - Performing Arts - 224 pages
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“Show me Heaven! I have seen hell.” —Patricia Neal


Larry King, world-famous radio and television personality, has asked the talented, the beautiful, the wise, and the rich a question all of us have pondered: How would you like to be remembered after your death? The result is REMEMBER ME WHEN I'M GONE, an entertaining and eloquent collection of “last words” from people in the arts, in politics, in sports, and in business, mostly still alive. In telling and moving reflections, often leavened by self-deprecating humor, these celebrities look back on their lives, their ambitions, their mistakes, and their accomplishments.

The contributions range from pithy one-liners by Yogi Berra (“It’s over.”), Dave Barry, George Carlin, and Liz Smith (“Excuse my dust!”); to inspired sketches by Stephen King and Peter Falk; to candid reflections from Don Shula, Fred Rogers, and Chevy Chase; to hilarious rants from Margaret Cho and Tommy Lee; and a last request by Arthur Hailey.

Often surprising and always memorable, REMEMBER ME WHEN I'M GONE is a timeless collection by stars who will live on forever.
 

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Leave it to King to take a decidedly morbid subject and turn it into something enjoyable. For this volume, the famous news and talk show host asked over 300 celebrities how they would like to be ... Read full review

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A compilation of obituaries written by actors, actresses and famous personages while they are still alive. Some of them are pretty funny! Read full review

Contents

ACTORS AND ACTRESSES
ATHLETES AND SPORTS FIGURES
AUTHORS AND WRITERS
CARTOONISTS AND ARTISTS
COMEDIANS AND COMEDIENNES
JOURNALISTS AND REPORTERS
MUSICIANS AND SINGERSONGWRITERS
PERFORMERS AND ENTERTAINERS
POLITICIANS PUBLIC FIGURES AND ACTIVISTS
SCIENTISTS AND EDUCATORS
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LARRY KING is the host of Larry King Live, one of CNN’s most highly rated programs, and also hosts the radio talk show, Larry King Weekend. He has received several Cable Ace Awards for Best Interview/Talk Show Host and Talk Show Series, and his shows have also won the George F. Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. The author of seven bestselling books about his experiences in broadcasting, he lives in Washington, D.C.

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