Now that we are moving into the Caution. For Lapsed Catholics Only: Yes, You Will Step Foot in That Church Again. I imagine some readers will be offended or put off by Kilmartin's humor and irreverent treatment of death. In this book, Kilmartin asks questions I have thought of as my dad lay dying and after his death. She asks some serious questions but injects them with humor so that I found myself chuckling as I read.
Sure the book is meant to be comical, but the above advice was actually pretty good. Dead People Suck is her hilarious guide to surviving sometimes death, dying, and grief without losing your mind. I'm still reading this book and loving every minute of it. Dead People Suck: A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed. We have made zero contingencies for it in our society.
And the help that is out there is prohibitively expensive. Don't try to come up with some other expression. But, it's actually a humorous book with some very practical points. If you can handle a little crassness and irreverence. She opts to write about the death of an elderly parent as opposed to accidental deaths or the death of a young person. There is also some good advice to be gleaned from the pages of this volume. I think that Dead People Suck did that in a way that would resonate with anyone who has even a partially-developed sense of humor.
Dead People Suck is her hilarious guide to surviving sometimes death, dying, and grief without losing your mind. She wants to shame smart people into finding a cure. My dad found out the lung cancer was progressing and that it was going to kill him so he called me and asked me to come over because he needed my advice. While trailers for books are, apparently, a thing, now, I have yet to watch one, but I do watch and, more often, listen to promotional appearances by authors on television and radio talk shows. No one knows this better than comedian Laurie Kilmartin.
Laurie writes about death of parents, saying what we all want to say about the subject, that is, we have mixed feelings. Anyway, thank you for bringing things into perspective as well as reminding us to laugh while we can and whenever we can. If you are old and about to die, sick and about to die, or with a loved one who is about to pass away or who has passed away, there's something for you. I'd give it a 3. But: If you're not a fan of that kind of humor, you might find this book offensive. He literally wouldn't cross the street for it.
While I might not have appreciated some of this right after his death, now that some time has expired, I am reminded of so many things that even he would find funny! No one knows this better than comedian Laurie Kilmartin. This program is read by the author and includes material recorded in front of a live audience. Things about being in a better place, things about religion and the meaning of life, appropriately somber and uplifting things. I didn't know what to expect in this memoir about her father's death from cancer, but it was a funny book. How many brilliant people are developing computer apps and programs? I should buy her a cup of coffee. Dead People Suck is her hilarious guide to surviving sometimes death, dying, and grief without losing your mind.
I am a grief counselor and after so many years in the classroom and working as a grief counselor, I thought this might be a good one to decompress with. Almost nobody will help you. This book is not for prudes or people who take themselves too seriously. But you won't be awake. I'm seduced into seeing a dubious movie by a well-edited trailer more frequently than I would like to admit. Death is not for the faint of heart, and sometimes the best way to cope is through humor. Her hour-long special, 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad, was named one of the Best Comedy Specials of 2016 by Decider, Paste, and Vulture.
I'm just a little bummed because I wanted it to be thumbs way up. This book puts a humorous spin on hospice care, the very ugly parts of the dying process, funerals, care giving, aftermath, etc. Laurie Kilmartin's book, four years later, resonated with me more. I died laughing just reading the titles of the chapters and the sections. Belly laughs with a a new 6 pack of abs does.