Obit: Inspiring Stories of Ordinary People Who Led Extraordinary Lives

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Penguin Books, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 242 pages
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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The 2006 Pulitzer Prize winner for feature writing, Sheeler (Rocky Mountain News ; contributor,Life on the Death Beat: A Handbook for Obituary Writers ) has been writing obituaries for more than ten ... Read full review


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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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