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In the Event of My Untimely Demise

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  78 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
In the form of letters written to his son, Brian Sack gets right to the heart of what ultimately matters most. While some insights might seem obvious (high school is probably going to suck), others are refreshingly unconventional, and all are presented with a wit that is self-deprecating, sharp, and addictive.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 28th 2009 by HarperOne (first published April 29th 2008)
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Carol Fuller
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well said.

I enjoyed this book very much. Read great deal like a conversation with my own dad or son. Maybe I just got lucky and had a great dad. Maybe I'm delusional and mediocrity left me with low standards for air and wisdom. Who knows? Regardless, this is fine book for young and old people and those of us stuck in the middle. I plan to drop my copy at my son's place and let him pick it up in his own time. It's that kind of book. Pass it it on.
Linda
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
A quick read of 20 chapters of life lessons for the authors son. My only concern was the book was written for an adult audience. I didn't realize until the end that the author's sons were in college. ☺
Beth
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017, kindle
Written as a book of advice for the author's sons, the book has good advice for everyone. It is a pretty basic book that does contain some references which I wonder if his young sons will get when they're older. This is a quick and easy read; I'd recommend it as a beach read.
Donald Mcneil
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fun read!
Alex Kenjeev
Mar 29, 2013 rated it liked it
A very charming book. The author's mother died when he was young and he was always grateful that she wrote him a series of letters before she departed. Even though he himself is quite healthy, he decides to repay the favor by writing a series of letters to his baby sons. The letters are humorous, lighthearted and full of insightful truths about life.
Lisa
Aug 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a fun book to read. I'm not sure i would give it to my young son (as it is supposedly intended for) but he has some interesting insights told in a very humorous and irreverant way.
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