Lettuce Read Wills Kindle Edition
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I personally know how important a will is, even if you think you have nothing of real value. My mother didn't and I only have memories to remember her by. My childhood has been wiped out and I don't even have any old pictures, absolutely nothing.
Everyone should read this well written book, it will convince you to have your will written up. It won't take long to read but you will learn to not let this happen to your family!
Planning your will is a serious matter. I highly recommend this short book!
Or, if you are famous and Una does?
Una, an attorney/humorist, researched some wills of famous people, then let us read her thoughts.
Funny stuff, and important lessons.
Lettuce is not a reference manual for writing your will.
But, it is a knock on your melon to at least think about writing or updating your will.
Made me think about getting mine updated.
And now I want to read hers.
Die now or die later. You get to say who gets your cabbage.
Write your LWAT, then check out the excerpts from Tiers' humorcides, funny mysteries, included with Lettuce Read Wills.
That's the purpose of this short book, written in lighthearted fashion by a Chicago attorney. And while it's not meant to be legal advice - an up-front disclaimer I know is necessary because I've got a son who's a lawyer (for better or worse) - the author's points are well taken.
The lighthearted part comes from looking at wills of some rich and famous folks, from Will Shakespeare to Joan Crawford (she of the hated wire coat hangers) to JFK Jr. There's also a list of people who died intestate (that means they didn't have wills at all); although some might be pardoned because they probably weren't expecting to kick the bucket - such as John Denver, who died at age 54 and Jimi Hendrix at 28 - others certainly should have known better (think Pablo Picasso, who lived to the ripe old age of 92).
The sample wills are followed by excerpts from the author's Fiona Gavelle mystery series, which at the time of this writing totals four with a fifth planned for publication sometime this year. They, too, are filled with both humor and dead bodies. These stories, the author says, are derived from personal experience - illustrating that there's plenty of fodder for stories in everyday life.
The whole thing can be read in an hour or so; and while I'll admit the mystery series is intriguing, it's the "stuff" in those wills that got the lion's share of my attention. It all goes to show, I guess, that we all put our shoes on one foot at a time. Good reading!
Wills and Trusts are to be taken seriously.
In this book Una Tiers has written about the rich, famous and even politicians leaving their valued wealth and pets and whatever else they may have after they have died.
Written with humor, but a good message about the importance of estate planning from an author who practices law.
This is a quick, fun and informative read.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.