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The Resource Death need not be fatal, Malachy McCourt with Brian McDonald

Death need not be fatal, Malachy McCourt with Brian McDonald

Label
Death need not be fatal
Title
Death need not be fatal
Statement of responsibility
Malachy McCourt with Brian McDonald
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Before he runs out of time, Irish bon vivant Malachy McCourt shares his views on death--sometimes hilarious and often poignant--and on what will or won't happen after his last breath is drawn. During the course of his life, Malachy McCourt practically invented the single's bar; was a pioneer in talk radio, a soap opera star, a best-selling author; a gold smuggler, a political activist, and a candidate for governor of the state of New York. It seems that the only two things he hasn't done are stick his head into a lion's mouth and die. Since he is allergic to cats, he decided to write about the great hereafter and answer the question on most minds: What's so great about it anyhow? In Death Need Not Be Fatal, McCourt also trains a sober eye on the tragedies that have shaped his life: the deaths of his sister and twin brothers; the real story behind Angela's famous ashes; and a poignant account of the death of the man who left his mother, brothers, and him to nearly die in squalor. McCourt writes with deep emotion of the staggering losses of all three of his brothers, Frank, Mike, and Alphie. In his inimitable way, McCourt takes the grim reaper by the lapels and shakes the truth out of him. As he rides the final blocks on his Rascal scooter, he looks too at the prospect of his own demise with emotional clarity and insight. In this beautifully rendered memoir, McCourt shows us how to live life to its fullest, how to grow old without acting old, and how to die without regret"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCourt, Malachy
Dewey number
305.26/109747
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
F128.9.I6
LC item number
M37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McDonald, Brian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCourt, Malachy
  • McCourt, Malachy
  • McCourt, Malachy
  • McCourt, Malachy
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Death & Dying
  • Irish Americans
  • Older men
  • Death
  • Aging
  • Quality of life
  • Aging
  • Death
  • Families
  • Irish Americans
  • Older men
  • Philosophy
  • Quality of life
  • New York (State)
Label
Death need not be fatal, Malachy McCourt with Brian McDonald
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The departure lounge -- Angela's diary -- Christmas in Limerick -- Finnegan's wake -- The Roman collar -- O'Neill's yank -- The raincoat brigade -- A few last words -- It's a long way to Bombay -- I come from a long line of dead people -- The father -- The brother Frank -- And the dead arose and appeared to many -- Departure lounge too -- A long nap
Control code
ocn958782956
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
259 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781478917069
Lccn
2017001094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1717460
  • (Sirsi) 1717460
  • (OCoLC)958782956
Label
Death need not be fatal, Malachy McCourt with Brian McDonald
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The departure lounge -- Angela's diary -- Christmas in Limerick -- Finnegan's wake -- The Roman collar -- O'Neill's yank -- The raincoat brigade -- A few last words -- It's a long way to Bombay -- I come from a long line of dead people -- The father -- The brother Frank -- And the dead arose and appeared to many -- Departure lounge too -- A long nap
Control code
ocn958782956
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
259 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781478917069
Lccn
2017001094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1717460
  • (Sirsi) 1717460
  • (OCoLC)958782956

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