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Product Details

  • Series: TWO GUYS
  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Reed Publishers (September 10, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931741794
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931741798
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This writing is dazzling, charming, and witty. -- Dale Dauten, King Features Syndicate

About the Author

Chandler is a prolific author with over 20 books to his credit. He is a professional business coach and corporate trainer whose books have been translated into over 20 languages. His blog, iMindShift, is popular around the world and people can subscribe through his website at stevechandler.com. He lives with his musical wife Kathy who edits his books. A lifelong friend with Terry Hill, he enjoys creating TWO GUYS books out of their correspondence.

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Steve Chandler, bestselling author of 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself, Time Warrior and 30 other books, is known as America's notoriously unorthodox personal growth guru. He has helped thousands of people transform their lives and businesses.

Steve invites you to join his inner circle, the Wealth Warrior Movement, whose sole focus is supporting you in creating greater prosperity for yourself. Join by visiting www.SteveChandler.com and you will receive prosperity-building messages from Steve three times a week, each and every week, as well as monthly webinars by Steve, books by Steve and the members-only CREATING WEALTH Audio Series.

And... Steve's NEWEST book Wealth Warrior will go out to all members of the Wealth Warrior Movement when it's published in September 2012.

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I mean, death is a subject most of us avoid like the plague.
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You'll love this book - please guys, do another, and another - I haven't finished reading a book so quickly and with so much to think about afterwords.
Susan Beadle
And, any book that makes me think about death with grace, thoughtfulness and humor is top-notch to me!
R. Reiber

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susan Beadle on October 10, 2006
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I read the "guys" first book 2grmd and also enjoyed that one, but 2grto is one I couldn't put down. Funny, enlightening, inspiring, thought-provoking. I've not read another book that has compelled me to really contemplate death - without morbidity, rather, with a sense of reality (hey - it eventually happens to us all)and acceptance. I am a lot like Terry in the sense that I also tend to overanalyze an issue or question (I'm a lawyer, too) and so laughed my pretty-little-butt off regarding the "17, 21, 35 what comes next in the sequence" question posed by Steve, because I too, started to find the conclusion using logic and mathematics - and then I too, kicked myself when I found out the answer as that was one of my favorite tunes back in 19-aught-65 (Frank Sinatra version) when I thought 35 was really old. You'll love this book - please guys, do another, and another - I haven't finished reading a book so quickly and with so much to think about afterwords. You guys are terrific - I envy the fact that you're both on the same intelligence plane and have been friends for 50+ years, can see into each other's heads, so you can do something as innovative as this. It's a kind of memoir (seems to be the most popular writing style these days) but more like a running letter back and forth without the self-consciousness of someone outside learning your inner thoughts. Again, loved it, loved it. Do it again, boys - Please.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Reiber on November 2, 2006
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The two guys are back and better than ever! I actually found this book more personally relatable than TGRMD because death, more than Moby Dick, is something we must all deal with. This was an especially good read for me because it actually made me stop and think about death in a quiet, contemplative way, not with the abject discomfort and mental shut down I usually devote to the topic. And, on top of that, the book is just plain hilarious. These guys are very funny and in many parts of the book I found myself laughing out loud at their silly, unique senses of the absurd. I also like the inclusion of two very different voices - Terry, the intellectual, perpetual lateral thinker and comedian, Steve, down-to-earth, the philosopher on a quest for the meaning of both life and death. Their combined voices provide a discourse that pulls the reader in and makes you question your own feelings on the topic. And, any book that makes me think about death with grace, thoughtfulness and humor is top-notch to me! Read it, you'll love it.
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I read this book on a bus, and everyone around me, including my wife, must have thought I was crazy. I laughed and laughed until I cried. If you're a male in your 60's (or younger or older, for that matter), you will likely enjoy it as much as I did. These guys can write. Although it's not great literature, it's great humor. I have been recommending it and lending it out to friends. Now, buy your own!
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Reviewed by Susan Pettrone for Reader Views (11/06)

As I grow older I have found myself like many others in this world, scanning the obituaries each morning as matter of routine. Sometimes it is out of pure idle boredom and sometimes depending upon my physical aches and pains, to see if perhaps I am listed there along with others who have for one reason or other `met their maker.'

And so it is for Steve Chandler and Terrence N. Hill, authors of the book "Two Men Read the Obituaries." The premise is simply that of two men, corresponding back and forth while discussing death in one shape or form within their missives.

From writings centered upon the death at 92 of Thurl Ravencroft, the voice of `Tony the tiger' whom the author informs us made a living out of one simple word "grreeeaaattt!," to the serious obituary news concerning the death of Peter Jennings, these two authors cover the gamut of pure curiosity over the average age of those who appeared in the obits on any given day, to the musings of sports scores not appearing in the morning papers when games ran long. Their dry wit, introspective writings at times bordering upon meandering thought and simple discussions of family and friends make for reading that is quite simply a peek into two old friends catching up on each others lives. With one simple difference of course, that being the subject of the day is always that of death.

Death in the eyes of these two authors is not always a somber subject, I might add.
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