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Death need not be fatal

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"Before he runs out of time, Irish bon vivant Malachy McCourt shares his views on death--sometimes hilarious and often poignant--and on what will or won't happen after his last breath is drawn. During the course of his life, Malachy McCourt practically invented the single's bar; was a pioneer in talk radio, a soap opera star, a best-selling author; a gold smuggler, a political activist, and a candidate for governor of the state of New York. It seems that the only two things he hasn't done are stick his head into a lion's mouth and die. Since he is allergic to cats, he decided to write about the great hereafter and answer the question on most minds: What's so great about it anyhow? In Death Need Not Be Fatal, McCourt also trains a sober eye on the tragedies that have shaped his life: the deaths of his sister and twin brothers; the real story behind Angela's famous ashes; and a poignant account of the death of the man who left his mother, brothers, and him to nearly die in squalor. McCourt writes with deep emotion of the staggering losses of all three of his brothers, Frank, Mike, and Alphie. In his inimitable way, McCourt takes the grim reaper by the lapels and shakes the truth out of him. As he rides the final blocks on his Rascal scooter, he looks too at the prospect of his own demise with emotional clarity and insight. In this beautifully rendered memoir, McCourt shows us how to live life to its fullest, how to grow old without acting old, and how to die without regret"--
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subject_facetAging -- Psychological aspects
Autobiographies
Death -- Psychological aspects
Irish Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
McCourt, Malachy, -- 1931-
McCourt, Malachy, -- 1931- -- Family
McCourt, Malachy, -- 1931- -- Philosophy
Older men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
Quality of life -- Philosophy
title_displayDeath need not be fatal
title_fullDeath Need Not Be Fatal
Death need not be fatal / Malachy McCourt with Brian McDonald
title_shortDeath need not be fatal
topic_facetAging
Biography & Autobiography
Death
Family
Irish Americans
McCourt, Malachy
Nonfiction
Older men
Philosophy
Psychological aspects
Quality of life
Sociology