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In the Event of My Untimely Demise Paperback – Bargain Price, April 28, 2009
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“A book that covers almost everything that a human being in the modern world needs to know... It’s the kind of advice that, if we’re being honest, we all kinda wish our fathers had bothered to tell us.” (Vanity Fair )
“I like my life wisdom sardonic, salty and refreshingly dry, just the way Brian Sack serves it in his charming and insightful collection of essays.” (Alisa Kwitney, author of The Dominant Blonde and Flirting in Cars )
“Part witty memoir, part common-sense guide and part social commentary, In the Event of My Untimely Demise is an owner’s manual for the late-model human heart.” (David Giffels, author of All the Way Home )
“Brian Sack’s book In the Event of my Untimely Demise had me laughing, crying with laughter, and seriously considering a vasectomy, often in the same paragraph.” (Grant Stoddard, author of Working Stiff )
“Brian Sack’s In The Event of my Untimely Demise is a very funny book--let’s keep him alive so that he may write some more!” (Chris Regan, Emmy Award Winning Writer, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart )
“A strange and hilarious compendium of parenting wisdom for an age when no one knows anything.” (Neal Pollack, author of Alternadad )
“An addictive read. You might come for the laughs, but you stay for the undeniable honesty of it all. In the end, it reminds us all of why it’s so great to be a parent - and that’s worth a lot more than the price of this book.” (Fusion Magazine )
About the Author
Brian Sack offers humorous commentary on the Glenn Beck Show and Not Just Another Cable News Show, as well as on his award-winning blog, banterist.com, and in publications such as McSweeney's, The Independent, and Glamour.
Top Customer Reviews
I enjoyed reading it, the humor was appropriate and the occasional insights were well-worded. I won't say I learned a lot from his book ( he and I are about the same age, have roughly the same number of kids), but what I found was that as I read the book it got me to remember things that happened to me as Brian wandered from topic to topic.
I don't believe Brian honestly meant for this book to be handed to child in place of a departed/deceased parent, despite the cheery title that says so. This book provided Brian with a fun vehicle to share some of his insights and observations.
As I read the book I sent Brian one-tweet reactions to each chapter (there are 20 chapters in the hardcover, the paperback edition has one additional chapter- so I sent Brian about 25-30 tweets, a few of which provoked a response from him. I enjoyed this book, I also enjoyed tweeting w/ Brian as I read it, but what I really enjoyed was the memories his stories brought up from my childhood and adolescence.
I gave the book a well-earned four out of five stars.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
... not bad read on a long hot night... stuck in a siding doing nothing...Published 12 months ago by thrwngcoppr
A good laugh. Why not. In addition to causing giggles and stomachache, Mr Sack's book delivers some great advice. Well worth the buck.Published on December 11, 2013 by Misesfollower
My husband loved this humorous book. For Christmas, I purchased copies for my him, and both my sons who are dads, too. It is a must read for new dads and not-so-new dads alike.Published on January 13, 2011 by LynnLN
I read this book based on the recommendation of a friend and found it to be occasionally funny, slightly humorous, and consistently witty. Read morePublished on July 26, 2010 by Bobby T
We have a 14-month-old son, and I bought this for my husband to read on vacation. He generally isn't a reader, but I thought I would give it a shot. He loved it! Read morePublished on March 29, 2010 by Perkinsa124
I love Brian Sack's style, and this book is true to form. About half of the book is pointing out some life lessons the author thought his son would need to know, while the other... Read morePublished on September 7, 2009 by N. Webb
Brian Sack's book about 20 things that his son should know is a mixed bag. Most of the advice is pretty good, some is ok, and some is not so great. Read morePublished on June 14, 2009 by S. Peek
The book I ordered was exactly as described and shipped within a day or two. Great price for a good used book.Published on June 1, 2009 by L. Bowen
If you are a parent, you will love this book. No, it's not a parenting book per se, but the stories will sound very familiar. Read morePublished on April 28, 2009 by Kevin