Death Need Not Be Fatal by Malachy McCourt audiobook

Death Need Not Be Fatal

By  Malachy McCourt , with Brian McDonald
Read by Malachy McCourt

Center Street 9781478917069

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478975069

  • ISBN: 9781478922018

Runtime: 8.32 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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 bestselling 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“No one else could perform the life story of the eccentric and brilliant Malachy McCourt…The audiobook is like sitting at the dinner table listening to a beloved uncle talk about his life. He sings, he jokes, and he tells us not to fear death. More importantly, with good humor and an endless supply of stories, he teaches us to accept our fate and die leaving no stone unturned. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A lyrical memoir.” AARP
“Packs potent reflections on life.” New York Daily News
“McCourt returns to the twin balms the Irish have relied on forever: laughter and song. A wake in book form, his new memoir, written with Brian McDonald, is chock full of lyrics and verses from McCourt’s favorite songs and poems as well as tales that may or may not be true but are quite funny even when—maybe, especially when—they deal with death.” Washington Post
“Mr. McCourt writes with an openness and rawness about a Dickensian childhood and a life richly lived thereafter, discovering along the way the liberation of true forgiveness and the healing quality of love. I couldn’t put it down.” Liam Neeson, award–winning actor

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Author

Author Bio: Malachy McCourt

Author Bio: Malachy McCourt MALACHY MCCOURT was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1931, but grew up in Limerick, Ireland. He returned to the United States at the age of 20 where he says he "did a bit of dishwashing, long-shoring, military service, bartending, stage acting, and saloon owning." His greatest achievement of all is his 51-year marriage to his wife, Diana, who has blessed him with five children and eight grandchildren.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English