Michael Largo is the author of The Big, Bad Book of Beasts; God's Lunatics; Genius and Heroin; and the Bram Stoker Award-winning Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die, as well as three novels. He and his family live in Florida with their dog, two turtles, a parrot, two canaries, and a tank of fish.
What sets this book apart is that this book is well researched and well written.
That people die, is not interesting in itself, so learning that 70 famous people died of strokes, cardiovascular disease etc, is not interesting.
His is an entertaining and informative book, one that can be read in short spurts or hours because it's easy to find a stopping point.
Not sure how much stock I would put into the facts in this book (or lack thereof). I enjoyed the book, but it's definitely a book to read on the toilet. Read morePublished 16 months ago by george rider
The criticism about inaccuracies here and there throughout the pages is a valid one - e.g. British musician Marc Bolan was not driving the car in the accident that took his life -... Read morePublished 19 months ago by BeautifulMichigan
Michael Largo's THE PORTABLE OBITUARY, published by Harper in 2007, offers up comprehensive blurbs on HOW THE FAMOUS, RICH AND POWERFUL died. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Michael OConnor
I really enjoyed this book. Found it very detailed and full of never known information. I was staying at a hotel and accidently left it there. Never was seen again. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by Pamela Dee
This is a rich compendium about celebrity death that covers relatively current celebrities and celebrities of the past who met their maker in strange ways. Read morePublished on October 13, 2012 by G.I Gurdjieff
This is a really great book to read if you're looking for a morbidly good time. It answers a lot of the questions about how our favorite celebrities of the past bit the dust. Read morePublished on May 27, 2009 by Kelly Tipton
Michael Largo's "The Portable Obituary" is yet another list of causes of death of celebrities, like Norman Donaldson's How Did They Die? and Todd Benoit's Where Are They Buried?. Read morePublished on April 22, 2009 by Charlene Vickers