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Obit.: Inspiring Stories of Ordinary People That Led Extraordinary Lives

Obit.: Inspiring Stories of Ordinary People That Led Extraordinary Lives (Hardback)

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Most of the people in this book will die before the fifth paragraph. You probably haven't heard of any of them. That doesn't mean it's a book about nobodies. That doesn't mean it is a book about death. The obituaries collected here are at times humorous, (""The Woman Who Outlived Her Tombstone"") and at times heartbreaking (""Love Stories from a Plane Crash""). They shine a light into forgotten places (""How to Build a Mountain"") and forgotten lives (""TGhe shortest Obituary on the Page""). Inside are countless lessons of life, taught by people we all pass on the street every day. It's not too late to meet them.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyCoping with personal problemsHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyGiving up smokingCoping with death & bereavementHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular psychologyAssertiveness, motivation & self-esteem Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co Publication Date: 15/05/2007 ISBN-13: 9780871089434  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jim Sheeler began writing obituaries in 1996 for the "Boulder Planet, "a community newspaper. He also wrote an obituary feature for the "Sunday Denver Post "and later worked as a reporter for the "Rocky Mountain News." In 2006, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for a story that chronicled a year with US Marines casualty notification officers. He expanded that research into his second book, "Final Salute" (Penguin), which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award in nonfiction. He is the Shirley Wormser Professor of Journalism and Media Writing at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. Previously he was a Scholar in Residence at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has spoken internationally at journalism conferences and his freelance writing has been published in outlets ranging from "The Washington Post Magazine "to "Paris Match. "He received a BA in Journalism from Colorado State University and he earned his MA in Journalism at the University of Colorado. He lives in Ohio with his wife and son.

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