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Witty advice from the dead

May 09th, 2021

Former reporter, Tamara Vukusic of Kamloops has written obittersweet: Life Lessons from Obituaries (Mosaic Press $24.95), a collection of essays inspired by real obituaries. Ultimately, she transforms her favourite obits into witty advice. The essays are organized by theme — one for each month. For example, Vukusic’s January, a month normally associated with resolutions, looks at doing the opposite. Rather, she recommends “reflecting on what you already do that is worth celebrating” and proceeds to share obituaries for people who are remembered for living lives that honoured individuality, provided gathering places to create communities, made sacrifices for better tomorrows, and let others know they mattered. In highlighting people from the past, Vukusic shines a light on her own eccentric life. 9781771615280

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