Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious

Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious

by Alix Strauss

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Overview

Author Alix Strauss takes a provocative look at the self-imposed deaths of the famous and infamous in Death Becomes Them. In this fascinating and intimate chronicle of celebrity suicides, the spotlight shines on the lonely last moments of Kurt Cobain and Ernest Hemingway, Abbie Hoffman and Adolf Hitler, Dorothy Dandridge, Sigmund Freud, Hunter S. Thompson, and others. Death Becomes Them explores their sadness and madness, their accomplishments and the circumstances that led to their irreversible decision, and wishes them all a fond final good-bye.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061728563
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Pages: 325
Sales rank: 783,964
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alix Strauss is a lifestyle trend writer who appears on national morning and talk shows. Her articles have been published in the New York Times, Marie Claire, Time, and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. She is the author of The Joy of Funerals, Have I Got a Guy for You, and Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious.

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Jerry Stahl

“A truly unique, compelling and strangely life-affirming work of literary investigation. The perfect book to get you through the night. ”

A.J. Jacobs

“Dark, grisly, and completely fascinating. I almost felt guilty for so thoroughly enjoying this look at history’s most tormented souls.”

Michael Largo

“Strauss brilliantly exposes the devilry in the details and makes the profoundly moving, self-inflicted end-days of the greats a fascinating read.”

Rona Jaffe

“A truly unique, compelling and strangely life-affirming work of literary investigation. The perfect book to get you through the night. ”

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