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Bobby Wonderful : An Imperfect Son Buries His Parents (Hardcover) (Bob Morris)

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His mother's last word was his name. His father's was "Wonderful." Together they inspired the title for this true story of love and redemption.Bob Morris was always the entertainer in his family, but not always a perfect son. When he finds his parents approaching the end of their lives, he begins to see his relationship to them in a whole new light and it changes his way of thinking.How does an adult child with flaws and limitations figure out how to do his best for his ailing parents while still carrying on and enjoying his own life? And when their final days on earth come, how can he give them the best possible end?In the tradition of bestselling memoirs by Christopher Buckley, Joan Didion, and with a dash of David Sedaris, BOBBY WONDERFUL recounts two poignant deaths and one family's struggle to find the silver lining in them. As accessible as he is insightful, Bob Morris infuses each moment of his profound emotional journey with dark comedy, spiritual inquiry and brutally honest self-examination.This is a little book. But it captures a big and universal experience.
Clear-eyed, engaging, and astoundingly funny, BOBBY WONDERFUL is one imperfect son's story of an experience many of us will eventually share: how he gave parents the deaths they deserved--even if he didn't always live his life as they wanted.

In the bestselling tradition of memoirs by Christopher Buckley and Joan Didion, BOBBY WONDERFUL is the story of two deaths and one family's struggle, told with the aura of dark comedy and self-examination that makes Bob Morris such an accessible and lovable writer.

Bob Morris wasn't a perfect son, but when he finds both of his eccentric parents on their respective deathbeds, he begins to see his relationship to them in a whole new light. BOBBY WONDERFUL is a book that will make readers laugh and cry, but mostly it will help those who pick it up to understand what it means to accept your own flaws and reach for a good death for your parents, however elusive that may sound.
Number of Pages: 177
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs, Topic / Family, Death + Dying
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Author: Bob Morris
Language: English
Street Date: June 2, 2015
TCIN: 17241165
UPC: 9781455556502
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-5449
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