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Posted December 26, 2011
For all logical purposes this book should have not been written. Art Buchwald has lost a leg, his kidneys stopped working, and was sent to a hospice for a two week stay. However, his body would not cooperate and he lived on for several months. He became the in house miracle. Not missing an opportunity to not be the center for attention, Buchwald held court each day in the salon and received guest who brought bounty of food and good conversation.
This book chronicles this stay and reflections on his life. The ups and downs and he candidly opens the dialogue about dealing with death and the finality of it.
Even though he was way into his eighties, Buchwald still had many good years ahead and the flood of notes and visitors on his final days allowed him to have one finally hurrah.
Death is not an easy subject to broach and with his humorous tongue Buchwald allows the reader to peek into what the end is like.
Buchwald spends some time in this final memoir sharing his life¿s adventures and the many friends along the way. His days in Paris, his family, and his children mixed in with a few regrets along the way.
He goes into detail about his funeral arrangements and in the end includes copies of his eulogies that ironically enough were written and submitted before his transition.
In some respects this should be a sad book but Too Soon to Say Goodbye by Art Buchwald is about a life well lived.
Posted March 16, 2007
What an honest, interesting and full life he led. Art Buchwald will always be remembered for his great sense of humor and his wonderful style of writing. Don't pass up this book -- it's truly a great read. Rest in peace, Art, you'll be sorely missed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 6, 2011
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