90th out of 99 books — 42 voters
Last Laughs: Funny Tombstone Quotes and Famous Last Words
Laugh in the face of death! That’s what this bold, brash, and often irreverent collection of epitaphs encourages readers to do. It offers more than just the deceased’s name and dates of birth and death, plus a touching phrase in memorial. Instead, every fascinating quote presents an unexpectedly cheeky perspective on the tragic, like this one from Uniontown, New Jersey: “H...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 28th 2006 by Sterling
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Collections of Epitaphs, Epigrams, Bon Mots, Lines, Phrases, and Quotations
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I did not finish this book. I was turned off right away by the fact that some of the supposed epitaphs were really long - how could they possibly fit on a tombstone? And then that some were from unknown places. If you got the quote from a tombstone, how can you not know where the tombstone was? So I went back to the introduction and skimmed it and it stated that some of the epitaphs might have been made up. Well, geez. What's the point?