Obit: Inspiring Stories of Ordinary People Who Led Extraordinary Lives

3.73 avg rating
( 191 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780143113836: Obit: Inspiring Stories of Ordinary People Who Led Extraordinary Lives
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Like Everything I Really Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten, or Tuesdays with Morrie, Obit is a wise and deeply moving book that illuminates the human condition. For ten years, Jim Sheeler has scoured Colorado looking for subjects whose stories he will tell for the last time. Most are unknowns, but that doesn?t mean they?re nobodies. Their obituaries are sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, and chock full of life lessons as taught by the people we all pass on the street every day. And thanks to Sheeler?s brilliant and compassionate prose, it?s not too late to meet them.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

Most of the people in this book will die before the fifth paragraph. You probably haven't heard of any of them. That doesn't mean it's a book about nobodies. That doesn't mean it is a book about death. The obituaries collected here are at times humorous, ("The Woman Who Outlived Her Tombstone") and at times heartbreaking ("Love Stories from a Plane Crash"). They shine a light into forgotten places ("How to Build a Mountain") and forgotten lives ("TGhe shortest Obituary on the Page"). Inside are countless lessons of life, taught by people we all pass on the street every day. It's not too late to meet them.

From the Author:

In describing the audience for whom this book was written Jim Sheeler said, "Anyone who ever plans to die."

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780871089434: OBIT: Inspiring Stories of Ordinary People who Led Extraordinary Lives

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0871089432 ISBN 13:  9780871089434
Publisher: Pruett Publishing Company, 2007
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sheeler, Jim (Author)
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0143113836 ISBN 13: 9780143113836
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0143113836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Jim Sheeler
Published by Penguin Books, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0143113836 ISBN 13: 9780143113836
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. Like Everything I Really Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten, or Tuesdays with Morrie, Obit is a wise and deeply moving book that illuminates the human condition. For ten years, Jim Sheeler has scoured Colorado looking for subjects whose stories he will tell for the last time. Most are unknowns, but that doesn't mean they?re nobodies. Their obituaries are sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, and chock full of life lessons as taught by the people we all pass on the street every day. And thanks to Sheeler's brilliant and compassionate prose, it's not too late to meet them. Seller Inventory # BZV9780143113836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Sheeler, Jim
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0143113836 ISBN 13: 9780143113836
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0143113836 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2132205583

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Jim Sheeler
Published by Penguin Books, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0143113836 ISBN 13: 9780143113836
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. Like Everything I Really Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten, or Tuesdays with Morrie, Obit is a wise and deeply moving book that illuminates the human condition. For ten years, Jim Sheeler has scoured Colorado looking for subjects whose stories he will tell for the last time. Most are unknowns, but that doesn't mean they?re nobodies. Their obituaries are sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, and chock full of life lessons as taught by the people we all pass on the street every day. And thanks to Sheeler's brilliant and compassionate prose, it's not too late to meet them. Seller Inventory # BTE9780143113836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Jim Sheeler
Published by PENGUIN GROUP (2008)
ISBN 10: 0143113836 ISBN 13: 9780143113836
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description PENGUIN GROUP, 2008. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # TV9780143113836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.29
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Jim Sheeler
Published by Penguin Books (2008)
ISBN 10: 0143113836 ISBN 13: 9780143113836
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Seller Inventory # DADAX0143113836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Jim Sheeler
Published by Penguin Books (2008)
ISBN 10: 0143113836 ISBN 13: 9780143113836
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0143113836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Sheeler, Jim (Author)
Published by Penguin Books (2008)
ISBN 10: 0143113836 ISBN 13: 9780143113836
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2008. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 256 pages. 7.75x5.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk0143113836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.44
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Sheeler, Jim
Published by Penguin Books (2008)
ISBN 10: 0143113836 ISBN 13: 9780143113836
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookVistas
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # BD1-9780143113836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.33
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Sheeler, Jim
Published by Penguin Books (2008)
ISBN 10: 0143113836 ISBN 13: 9780143113836
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110143113836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book