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A Wonderful Life: 50 Eulogies to Lift the Spirit

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The lives of the world’s greatest contributors to arts, politics, sports, and letters are celebrated with wit, humor, and reverence by their equally famous friends,
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Here are fifty eulogies, fond remembrances of the twentieth century’s best and brightest:

World Pioneers: Martin Luther King Jr. honored by Robert Kennedy,...

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Overview


The lives of the world’s greatest contributors to arts, politics, sports, and letters are celebrated with wit, humor, and reverence by their equally famous friends,
relatives, and peers.

Here are fifty eulogies, fond remembrances of the twentieth century’s best and brightest:

World Pioneers: Martin Luther King Jr. honored by Robert Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi by Jawaharlal Nehru

Movie Stars: Joan Crawford remembered by director George Cukor, Orson Welles by Charlton Heston

Media Titans: Katharine Graham celebrated by Ben Bradlee, Edward R.Murrow by Charles Kuralt

Entertainers: John Belushi by Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope by Larry Gelbart

Composers and Singers: Jerry Garcia by Robert Hunter, Leonard Bernstein by Ned Rorem

Athletes: Mickey Mantle by Bob Costas, Arthur Ashe by Douglas Wilder

In these moving and personal tributes, we see the true personalities of these fifty remarkable people, shadings of character usually hidden from the spotlight.

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Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe
"You might not think of eulogies as the same thing as love stories, but here....they most certainly are. This is an extraordinary collection of 64 goodbyes to the famous from the (mostly) famous."
The Boston Globe
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"How do you make good, in words, on the life of another human being? The real challenge of the task is evident on every page....A fascinating collection of memorial remarks about 64 well-known figures."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565125117
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
  • Publication date: 5/12/2006
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author


Cyrus Copeland, a former copywriter and advertising executive, is the editor of a previous collection of eulogies, Farewell, Godspeed: The Greatest Eulogies of Our Time. He travels extensively around the United States, speaking to state funeral director associations about the art of remembrance. He lives in New York City—and in the digital domain at cyrus2000@earthlink.net.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2006

    Wonderful Indeed

    This is a collection of goodbyes to people who made their lives count ¿¿ from Rosa Parks to Bette Davis to an achingly poignant chapter on 9/11 heroes. Reading this, I expected to be saddened but instead found myself strangely exhilarated. Be sure to check out the chapter on Parents ¿¿ it includes Pat Conroy's eulogy for his father, aka Great Santini, my favorite of the bunch. Ultimately this book will not just inspire, but make you question how you want to live your own life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2006

    Live life to its fullest

    This is the second volume of eulogies compiled by Copeland and I was inspired equally by both books. I experienced the eulogies as mini-biographies, as wonderful tributes, as lessons in life. As might be expected, some of the eulogies are more powerful than others. I especially enjoyed the eulogies of MLK, Ghandi, Leonard Bernstein, Ed Murrow and Mychal Judge. Reading the eulogies as a whole helped me to reflect on the ways people live their lives, define relationships, decide what is important and engage themselves. At the end, I walked away more inspired to live life to its fullest and celebrate my time in this world!

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