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Mobituaries
Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving | Mo Rocca
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From beloved CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca, an entertaining and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who have long fascinated him. Mo Rocca has always loved obituariesreading about the remarkable lives of global leaders, Hollywood heavyweights, and innovators who changed the world. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. His quest to right that wrong inspired Mobituaries, his #1 hit podcast. Now with Mobituaries, the book, he has gone much further, with all new essays on artists, entertainers, sports stars, political pioneers, founding fathers, and more. Even if you know the names, youve never understood why they matter...until now. Take Herbert Hoover: before he was president, he was the Great Humanitarian, the man who saved tens of millions from starvation. But after less than a year in the White House, the stock market crashed, and all the good he had done seemed to be forgotten. Then theres Marlene Dietrich, well remembered as a screen goddess, less remembered as a great patriot. Alongside American servicemen on the front lines during World War II, she risked her life to help defeat the Nazis of her native Germany. And what about Billy Carter and historys unruly presidential brothers? Were they neer-do-well liabilitiesor secret weapons? Plus, Mobits for dead sports teams, dead countries, the dearly departed station wagon, and dragons. Yes, dragons. Rocca is an expert researcher and storyteller. He draws on these skills here. With his dogged reporting and trademark wit, Rocca brings these men and women back to life like no one else can. Mobituaries is an insightful and unconventional account of the people who made life worth living for the rest of us, one that asks us to think about who gets remembered, and why.
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BookNAround He has a podcast called Mobituraries too. 2w
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This book was just endlessly interesting and funny and poignant, and I really loved Mo Rocca's narration. I wish he did more narration- he's got a very Wil Wheaton-esque way of telling stories and I am here for it. I don't do a ton of podcasts, because I'm usually listening to audiobooks, but I might have make an exception for Rocca!
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MrBook Mo‘s cool! 😁 1mo
Andrew65 Will keep an eye out for him. 1mo
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Day 2 turned out better than I planned! I took a break in the afternoon to hang out with the Hubs and my brother, playing pinball- and I even learned a few tricks! I did read some of The Last Witness, but I forgot to add it to the collage. I hope to finish it and the tagged book today although I am working at the bookstore all day.
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Andrew65 Fantastic time. 👏👏👏🙌😊 1mo
MrBook Niiiiiice! 😎🙌🏻 1mo
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A Tale of 2 Pain(e)s

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Starting this book today.

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