In the Event of My Untimely Demise

Product Number: EB00231981
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061734540
Publisher: HarperOne
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When Brian Sack's mother passed away, he was left with a letter and a pink cardigan. The cardigan was promptly placed in a drawer, but the letter was pure gold. In just a few pages of fancy cursive, her posthumous dispatch offered the kind of guidance you would expect from a mother to her young son. And while he didn't necessarily follow all the advice, he never forgot how very important those words-and that letter-were to him. Decades later, on the verge of parenthood himself, Brian decided to write something for his own child, wanting a legacy, and not just a pink cardigan, to leave to his son. But far from the usual collection of advice, Brian has written a sharp, sage, warts-and-all survival guide to life. With quick wit and self-deprecating honesty, Sack draws from his experiences, tapping them for the humor within. Holding nothing back, he: -Gives the skinny on relationships-don't let the woman you love wander alone in France -Commiserates about the death of the meritocracy-wanting to sing doesn't mean you can -Recounts his awkward entry into fatherhood-you'll overcome your aversion to poo -Offers firsthand advice-avoid any bipolar lady with a drug-sniffing wonder-cat -And argues that the Empire State Building is not a phallic symbol-no matter what the professor said Every chapter takes on subjects ranging from the universal and mundane to the life changing and inevitable. With its funny and heartfelt musings from a father to a son, In the Event of My Untimely Demise is a delightful life primer for all of us.

Author(s): Brian Sack
Genre: Humor
Original Publish Date: Jul 08, 2008

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