From Publishers Weekly
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Yes, I'm sure Richard would be very proud of his daughter -- and very happy too.
Literally following his footsteps, in more ways than one, this book is on a shelf in my library with all of her daddy's first editions.
It was interesting to learn about his personal life, and Ianthe shares her story so beautifully.
I read this book because of curiosity about Richard Brautigan, but the book is much more than that. "You Can't Catch Death: A Daughter's Memoir" is about the unconventional... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Quinton Blue
Heart-felt, brave and well written, as one touched by Richard Brautigan's work and the brother of a a father of an only daughter who took his own life I found Ianthe Brautigan's... Read morePublished 8 months ago by ARK
Will find her insight very interesting. I work with a music theory faculty member who wanted to write an opera based on Brautigan's works and she refused the rights... Read morePublished on January 25, 2013 by Klutch
The title of this review says it all. I can only add: if you have children, or indeed anyone that cares about you, please read this book before committing suicide.Published on June 4, 2012 by Tom Lucas
This is the strongest memoir that I have read by a family member. Ms. Brautigan has a beautiful, strong writing style all her own, and she doesn't fall into the trap of whining or... Read morePublished on November 9, 2011 by booksy
Having never heard of the memoirist's famous father, Richard Brautigan, author of, among others, Trout Fishing in America, I'm likely in the minority of those who've read this book... Read morePublished on February 8, 2009 by Julee Rudolf
I loved reading this book about my favorite author, his devoted daughter, and the life they shared while Richard was alive. Read morePublished on October 17, 2008 by Jean Marlene
Your favorite artistic hero from college days no longer rings a bell for many if not most. Richard Brautigan was one of the most innovative, creative, and "counter-culture" (as we... Read morePublished on March 29, 2006 by Katherine Graham
Ianthe Brautigan stays on target throughout her memoir -- as the daughter of Richard Brautigan, and the daughter of a father who killed himself. Read more