Unlucky Stiffs: New Tales of the Weirdly Departed [NOOK Book]

Overview

Too weird to be true? Not at all.

Collecting stories about weird deaths is a decidedly sick hobby. “Yet, strangely life-affirming,” says Cynthia Ceilán, the author of Unlucky Stiffs. “Nothing makes you want to embrace the quiet loveliness of life’s ordinary moments more than the prospect of a spectacularly dumb death.”

Consider the fates of these unwitting headline-makers:
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Unlucky Stiffs: New Tales of the Weirdly Departed

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Overview

Too weird to be true? Not at all.

Collecting stories about weird deaths is a decidedly sick hobby. “Yet, strangely life-affirming,” says Cynthia Ceilán, the author of Unlucky Stiffs. “Nothing makes you want to embrace the quiet loveliness of life’s ordinary moments more than the prospect of a spectacularly dumb death.”

Consider the fates of these unwitting headline-makers:
 
Randle Cunningham, who stopped at a Taco Bell drive-thru window with a handgun tucked into his pants. When he leaned over to grab the loose change to pay for his food, the gun discharged into his groin, killing him instantly.
 
Jose Ricart, who walked up and down a busy street carrying a sign that read, the end of the world is nigh. And so it was, at least for him. A truck ran over and killed him.

Ceilán’s latest collection of true stories offers another shamelessly irreverent romp through the unenviable final adventures of some of the world’s unluckiest stiffs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762766550
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 742,907
  • File size: 931 KB

Meet the Author

Cynthia Ceilán is the author of Thinning the Herd: Tales of the Weirdly Departed and Weirdly Beloved: Tales of Strange Bedfellows, Odd Couplings, and Love Gone Bad (both Lyons). Her Web site is www.weirdlyhuman.com. 

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    Very funny book!

    Although it is a serious subject, I found myself laughing out load at some of the strange ways in which people met their demise. It is quite a collection of interesting stories. A quick read.

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