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Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious (Paperback)

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Author Alix Strauss takes a provocative look at the self-imposed deaths of the famous and infamous in Death Becomes Them. In this fascinating and intimate chronicle of celebrity suicides, the spotlight shines on the lonely last moments of Kurt Cobain and Ernest Hemingway, Abbie Hoffman and Adolf Hitler, Dorothy Dandridge, Sigmund Freud, Hunter S. Thompson, and others. Death Becomes Them explores their sadness and madness, their accomplishments and the circumstances that led to their irreversible decision, and wishes them all a fond final good-bye.

Praise For…


“A truly unique, compelling and strangely life-affirming work of literary investigation. The perfect book to get you through the night. ”
-Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight

“Dark, grisly, and completely fascinating. I almost felt guilty for so thoroughly enjoying this look at history’s most tormented souls.”
-A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year Of Living Biblically

“Strauss brilliantly exposes the devilry in the details and makes the profoundly moving, self-inflicted end-days of the greats a fascinating read.”
-Michael Largo, author of Genuis and Heroin

“A truly unique, compelling and strangely life-affirming work of literary investigation. The perfect book to get you through the night. ”
-Rona Jaffe, author of The Room-Mating Season, among others

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061728563
ISBN-10: 006172856X
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: September 15th, 2009
Pages: 352
Language: English

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