I Told You I Was Ill: Dying for a Laugh by Liz Evers
Bringing together a holy host of the world's stupidest deaths, strange send-offs, bizarre wills, and hilarious headstones, this is a side-splitting book that dares to laugh in the face of death
Death may be bleak but—rest in peace—there is nothing gloomy about this curious compendium of tales of the departed. This book that looks at the funny side of one of life's certainties, recounting stories of inventors done in by their own inventions, actors expiring on stage, and extraordinarily elaborate fake death plots. With advice on planning your big finish and how to attract the crowds at your funeral, as well as inspirational anecdotes involving extremely wealthy animals, no headstone is left unturned in the quest for hilarity. From funeral facts and famous last words, to musings on the afterlife, all that is witty and wry about kicking the bucket is presented here for your amusement.