Six Feet Under: Better Living Through Death

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Alan Ball, Alan Poul
Pocket Books, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 197 pages
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"Six Feet under: Better Living Through Death" is a history of the Fishers and their extended family. From Nate and David's childhood to the disappearance of Lisa Kimmel, major events and daily routines are revealed through the characters' personal photographs, correspondence, and memorabilia. The book includes Nathaniel's letters to Ruth from Vietnam, Claire and Billy's instant messages, excerpts from "Charlotte Light and Dark and Nathaniel and Isabel," and more, offering readers an intimate view into the world of "Six Feet Under," a one-of-a-kind companion, "Six Feet Under: Better Living Through Death" is sure to enthrall fans of TV's most riveting drama.

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About the author (2003)

Alan Ball is the creator and executive producer of Six Feet Under. Ball was awarded an Emmy and a DGA award for directing the pilot of Six Feet Under, his directorial debut. His first produced feature film screenplay was American Beauty, for which he received the 1999 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay, among others. His other television credits include Oh Grow Up, Cybill, and Grace Under Fire. Prior to moving to Hollywood, Ball was a noted comedic playwright in New York. Among his numerous credits are Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, which premiered February in 1993 at Manhattan Class Company and The M Word, which premiered at the inaugural Lucille Ball Festival of New American Comedy in 1991.

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