Mobituaries : great lives worth reliving

by Rocca, Mo,

Format: Print Book 2019
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Summary
From beloved CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca, an entertaining and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who have long fascinated him.

Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries--reading about the remarkable lives of global leaders, Hollywood heavyweights, and innovators who changed the world. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. His quest to right that wrong inspired Mobituaries, his #1 hit podcast. Now with Mobituaries , the book, he has gone much further, with all new essays on artists, entertainers, sports stars, political pioneers, founding fathers, and more. Even if you know the names, you've never understood why they matter...until now.

Take Herbert Hoover: before he was president, he was the "Great Humanitarian," the man who saved tens of millions from starvation. But after less than a year in the White House, the stock market crashed, and all the good he had done seemed to be forgotten. Then there's Marlene Dietrich, well remembered as a screen goddess, less remembered as a great patriot. Alongside American servicemen on the front lines during World War II, she risked her life to help defeat the Nazis of her native Germany. And what about Billy Carter and history's unruly presidential brothers? Were they ne'er-do-well liabilities...or secret weapons? Plus, Mobits for dead sports teams, dead countries, the dearly departed station wagon, and dragons. Yes, dragons.

Rocca is an expert researcher and storyteller. He draws on these skills here. With his dogged reporting and trademark wit, Rocca brings these men and women back to life like no one else can. Mobituaries is an insightful and unconventional account of the people who made life worth living for the rest of us, one that asks us to think about who gets remembered, and why.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In a Mobituary, humorist Rocca honors a historical figure who, for a variety of reasons, did not receive the esteemed obituary they truly deserved the first time around. Founding Father Thomas Paine's obituary stated, he had lived long, did some good, and much harm. Paine's Mobituary delves into his many contributions to America and the personality traits that led to that infamous obituary quote. Helpfully, the book includes a handy guide to the differences between Thomas Paine and the rapper T-Pain. Mobituaries are not just limited to people one of the best entries is dedicated to the station wagon. Impeccably researched, this book is packed with facts that are sure to give you a leg up at pub trivia. Who was the first African American baseball player? You may be thinking Jackie Robinson, but the honor actually belongs to Moses Fleetwood Walker. Authors Rocca and Greenberg have written a delightful, hilarious romp through history. Put this book in the hands of history buffs or anyone who loves a good laugh. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Mobituaries has two built-in audiences: listeners of the namesake podcast and fans of Rocca's work on CBS Sunday Morning.--Michelle Ross Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Obituaries.
Biography.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Other Titles Mo bituaries
Contributors Greenberg, Jonathan, author.
Butler, Mitch, illustrator.
Language English
Description 375 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 340-375).
ISBN 9781501197628
1501197622
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