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If you're a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you're a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you're a tree, all of your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a zombie. Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children's book for adults tea ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published June 30th 2010 by Chronicle Books
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david sent me an awesome birthday box, and this book was inside, ready to make me laugh at the misfortunes of dinosaurs, snowmen, and cassette tapes.

oh, and also, me:

however, the really poignant thing about this book is that there was a small fire at the store on sunday, and the water from the putting out of the fire leaked down to the ground floor, onto the table where this book was featured. so guess what?? all this book's friends are indeed dead - drowned and waterlogged and swollen with nast
A dinosaur says all it's friends are dead. Then a baker says all his friends are bread. Then a zombie says all his friends are undead. I'm surprised they missed so many other hilarious opportunities. How about a pencil saying all it's friends are lead? Or what about a tired guy saying all my friends are beds? You could have a native saying all my friends are red. Or even Colonel Kurtz, sitting on a throne of decapitated bodies, saying all my friends are heads.

Sometimes this book will mix up the
D. Pow
The vagaries of the reading life are a funny thing. Sometimes you’ll blow a big wad of cash for a hardback and the thing will suck raw eggs. Sometimes you pay a buck or less at some Library book sale or garage sale and discover an absolute treasure that stays with you for the rest of your days(My favorite example is The Collected Poems of Philip Levine, a just a criminal inversion of cost vs. worth-which I paid a buck for over 15 years ago and have read with great joy over and over again). A var ...more
My daughter asked for this for her 21st birthday. Of course, I peeked . . . okay, I'm lying, I read the entire thing in about 10 minutes. This is, in essence, a book for existential children . . . or child existentialists . . . or cynical adults who don't like to read but like grim humor in the form of a children's book. If Sartre had had children (did he? I don't know, but I suspect not), he would have read this to them at bedtime every night. Because any night could be your last . . .

PS: I li
I know, I know...only one measly star to classics like A Farewell to Arms, The Bell Jar, and A Separate Peace, and just three stars to The Waste Land?

And now this?!?

Don't try and shame me. I feel bad enough about it already.

Some times I think I'd like to live forever...

But just look at this sad dinosaur...all his friends are dead.
And no one even calls him a "Brontosaurus" anymore.

And what about this old guy?

Maybe he reminds you of the old poet of Sonnet 30 who laments
"precious friends hid in de

Este corto libro me ha dejado con una tonta sonrisa en mi rostro y, aunque no suelo leer historias para niños, me alegro de haberle dado una oportunidad a ésta, porque resultó en una amena lectura. Divertido y placentero, All My Friends Are Dead es uno de esos libros que de alguna manera te hacen sentir bien cuando estás triste. Me he reído a carcajadas leyéndolo. He disfrutado mucho con sus noventa y séis páginas. Y también he obtenido un bonito mensaje y reflexión.

When I think about the sm
Emma Sea
I've always regretted that when I had a baby I wasn't clever enough to think of teaching her humorously inappropriate knowledge, like the baby who knows dead American presidents. I like to blame sleep deprivation for my lack of iniative, but mostly it was because I had a baby so young I was still in monkey-mind. I didn't become actually conscious till I was about 28, by which time it was far too late.

I would almost have another baby just to raise them on this book. A time machine would be prefer
I kept seeing this book everywhere for the past couple years. It was all over goodreads for a while. And it's prominently displayed in my favorite bookstore. But our library doesn't have a copy, and I don't have 10 bucks at the moment. (Technically, any moment...)

And this isn't a dig on my library: I love the place. Is it weird that I asked for this book on inter-library loan? That's something you do for academic books - not for books like this, right?

But I did. And it was totally worth it. In f
While my friends and I were waiting in line for over two hours to get into an event (we had planned on waiting one hour but forgot the time change as we went west) the undeniable urge to relieve myself from hours of driving and drinking energy drinks finally caught up to me. The problem was that I had to decide between sneaking down an alley and committing a crime or finding a store that would let a stranger use the bathroom.

About a block from where we were waiting there was a small independent
Naked Consciousness
This little tome is quite possibly The Best Book Ever.

Yes, it could be said that its a tad bit morbid, but that's how we play at my house. Build yourself a blanket fort and share a plate of cookies with someone you love (unless everyone you know is dead) and enjoy this great book, together. I promise you'll laugh 'till you cry... or pee your pants, whichever comes first.

One word...hilarious. NOT a childrens book.
Lisa Vegan
These are cartoon frames that make up a loosely put together story. Many of the cartoons are funny, wickedly funny, and a few are hilarious. The story does come together in a satisfying way. Very amusing with some rather somber parts too, depending on the readers’ outlook. This is a small, slight $10 hardcover mini book, a bit too expensive for what it is, and that’s a shame because I’m thinking of a few not yet dead friends who might like it. I think I’ll suggest they do what I did: borrow it f ...more
So, occasionally you pick up a book that unexpectedly make you happy. For me, and even my sister, today this was that book. Books were not in our agenda for the day, especially not books that look as if they are geared towards children. However, All My Friends are Dead was a quirky, funny book that actually had a lot of truth embedded in it. But first the story of how I came across this book.

Today was the last day of the Artscape, an annual 3 day arts and crafts festival set in my hometown, the
This is a funny book about people with no friends because of several reasons: meteors, age, lonely jobs, Internet, death.

I felt sorry for all the characters but especially for this tree. I mean, look at it, a lonely piece of wood whose only companion is a bunch of indifferent leaves. Not even birds' nests. He turned into a coffee table and, surrounded by hundreds of objects in some house, still had no friends.


It seems when you're desperate to connect with people, you become some sort of friend r
Dustin Crazy little brown owl
This book really made my day. It brought a smile to my face and a warmth to my heart. It's all about death featuring dinosaurs, an old guy, the grim reaper, flies, expired milk, chickens getting Kentucky Fried, trees getting chopped down etc.

I checked this book out from the library and read it while I walked across the street to my apartment. It made me feel so accomplished to finish a whole book so quickly, even if it does have really big words (I mean big in size, not complexity or length) an
I feel a little ridiculous giving this book four stars, which is more stars than I routinely give, you know, legitimate books with more than fifteen words... but it made me laugh, and that pretty much automatically guarantees a decent rating.

The "story" features the slow, bug-eyed demise of various people and things, including a potted plant ("Please stop buying my friends if you are just going to slowly kill them"), a fruit fly ("All my friends will be dead within 24 hours") and a tree ("Hey th
Came across this little book in City Lights bookstore in San Fran. My eye caught several people browsing through this little cartoonisty book looking like a kids book and seeing all the people grinning, chuckling... I picked it up and found myself laughing too. It's not for kids, it's sort of tragi comic, about the passing of things, but pretty damn funny, cute. The tree and the end table story is LOL funny, the meaning of having many Facebook friends sharply observed... I am gonna put this book ...more
Hilarious. Brilliant. Little incisive cartoons that had me guffawing in the bookstore and wishing I had a million dollars so I could by a copy for each and every one of my not-dead friends.
Aug 08, 2014 Deb rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: humor
Hilarious! Takes about a minute to read. It is a funny look at mortality in a twisted sort of way. I love the two pages with the Grim Reaper. LOL!!

Note: This was a book that I received as a bookring through

Ok, I appreciate this may not sound like the funniest book in the world.
However, I like it, in much the same way as I like The Christmas Pox (a novel, rather than an unpleasant seasonal rash that I get).
All My Friends Are Dead is basically a perspective on who our friends are, what they really think of us, and how many of them are left at any given time.
I probably find it funny because I`m a "bit" grumpy occasionally, and this kind of fits with my humour. I like zombie films a lot too.
I particul
All their friends are dead. Bobišci.

... Hehe.
What I don't get is how this got published in the first place. No, wait - what I really don't get is that this book actually got a "sequel" published: All my friends are still dead. Don't worry: I read both at a bookstore (and saved some money).

I don't know whether I should be happy that almost anything can be published (in case I want to write a book later) or whether I should be sad that books like this get rated so high.

For more about this book, I refer you to Dylan's review...
This is a picture book about many different people, animals, objects, and even plants that come to the realization that everybody dies. The story doesn't follow the same characters throughout, but it jumps around to different people. For example the book opens with a dinosaur whose friends have all died from extinction. There is also a purse who complains that her friends are 'soooo last season.' This story has a humorous view on how everybody will eventually be gone when their time comes.

Takove zprijemneni na par chvil :D :D

This book is hilarious! I picked it up at a small bookstore while on vacation and couldn't stop laughing while leafing thru it. Needless to say, I had to purchase it and share with anyone who would stop and listen. I can't wait to find "All my friends are still dead"
Gene and i read this together and laughed so hard we had to stop and catch our breath. Not sure why he only gave it three stars. Great dark humor, but not so dark at all.

I wish it were much longer...
An example of a rare and captivating species, the adult picture book. It'll definitely make you chuckle (in a sad way). And the ending put into words the kind of thoughts I've been pondering for years.
Short, humorous book. I liked it.
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“Sometimes I feel alone. Some days are long and hard. But when I look out into this world, I am struck by the impossible beauty of it all. Those billions of magnificent accidents that led us to where we are today, that led us to paper planes and nautilus shells and the tiny, crooked smiles of children. When I think about the small perfections of the world, I have faith that my time will come. I have faith that someday, a warm light will flood over me and I will find peace.” 30 likes
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