Death: The Trip of a Lifetime (2nd Edition)

Death: The Trip of a Lifetime (2nd Edition)

by Greg Palmer

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Who said the reaper has to be grim? Filled with the frightening, funny, poignant, & just plain weird, this delightfully different travelogue follows one man's quest to discover how people around the world cope with the incontrovertible fact of death. The result is a wise, witty, decidedly quirky celebration of how we all face life. Explores human beings simultaneous fear & fascination with death; the physiological & psychological experience of death; the world s funeral & grieving rites; & religious, spiritual, & philosophical theories about immortality. This edition includes an Epilogue.

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BN ID: 2940150658653
Publisher: Bennett & Hastings Publishing
Publication date: 09/29/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 332
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Greg Palmer was a writer of books, plays, articles, speeches, advertising, and news, reviews, feature stories and documentaries for commercial and public television and radio for more than forty years. At the tender age of 27, he won the prestigious Peabody Award for radio humor. He was the Arts and Entertainment editor at KING TV in Seattle for 13 years, during which time his work won thirteen regional Emmy awards, the Ohio State Award for Children�s Television, and several other accolades. And he is undoubtedly the only person in the world who has been designated both the California Funeral Directors� Media Man of the Year and an Official Hero of the People�s Republic of Georgia.
His books include The GI�s Rabbi: World War II Letters of David Max Eichhorn (edited with Mark S. Zaid); Adventures in the Mainstream: Coming of Age with Down Syndrome, the story of two years in the life of his younger son Ned; Death: The Trip of a Lifetime, a compelling, funny and moving examination of the ultimate subject; and Cheese Deluxe: A Memoir. As a writer/producer and on-screen host, he created Vaudeville, Death: The Trip of a Lifetime, The Art of Magic, and Videogame Revolution for national broadcast on PBS. He also wrote Part III of The Perilous Fight: World War II in Color, a joint British-US production for PBS.

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