Dead People Suck : A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed, Hardback Book

Dead People Suck : A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed Hardback


Laurie Kilmartin is an Emmy nominated writer for CONAN, the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling book Sh*tty Mom, a cohost of The Jackie and Laurie Show, and a stand-up comic.

In 2014, she made headlines by live tweeting her father's time in hospice and her grieving process after he passed.

Laurie's hilarious tweets took the world by storm, showing the need for a comic interpretation of grief.

Dead People Suck is an honest, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud guide to grief.

Full of hilarity and very real advice, the book is broken down into six sections: a guide for the dying, a guide for loved ones, advice on the process of dying, the ins and outs of grief and funeral preparation, the various stages of mourning, and a bonus tips chapter for friends and bystanders.

With chapters like "The Real Obit: He Died At Home, Surrounded by Loved Ones Who Were Texting On Their iPhones" and "The First Time You Tell a Telemarketer, 'She Can't Come to the Phone Right Now Because She Is Dead,"' this book will offer a necessary resource - full of pragmatic tips on everything from funeral preparation to condolences - without overwhelming the reader with sentiment.

Dead People Suck is the perfect read for navigating life's most complicated moments with a sense of humour, humility, and perspective.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Coping with death & bereavement
  • ISBN: 9781635650006



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