Honorary Unsubscribe v1: The Unknown, Forgotten, and Obscure People who Had an Impact on Our Lives Paperback – April 3, 2020
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- Paperback : 148 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0935309136
- ISBN-13 : 978-0935309133
- Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.34 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : Freelance Communications (April 3, 2020)
- Item Weight : 8.8 ounces
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #9,368,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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One of the regular features of the newsletter is the "Honorary Unsubscribe," in which Randy celebrates an obscure but in some way important person, bestows them with an honorary subscription to the newsletter, from which they immediately unsubscribe honorarily upon their recent deaths.
This book is a compilation of a number of the earliest Unsubscribes. They are uniformly well-written (Randy is a trained journalist), some of them with obvious love and respect shining through the words. The column, and the book, remind me that we all live among the saints as well as the sinners, and that we all stand on the shoulders of giants, who look and act just like we mortals do.
One of the first things that I read in This is True each week is the Honorary Unsubscribe, now I have them all in one place and can refer back.
When reading the weekly unsubs, I frequently find myself wanting to know more about a particular person --- or thinking "Oh! That's who that was!" --- or "I didn't know that!" I'm grateful that over the years Randy's synopsis of the "unknown, the forgotten, and the obscure people" featured has gotten a little more detailed from where it started. I will say that the brevity of the unsubs featured in this first volume have sent me to Google, Bing, and Wikipedia to learn more.
I'm looking forward to Volume 2!
They, and many more, are now rescued from obscurity. And if you like them, you can get a free subscription to the newsletter where they all first appeared... "This is True"... and be introduced to even more of them. (The thought-provoking news snippets are an added bonus.)