Is there anything funny about death? As a matter of fact, there is, and 24 gifted authors have shared their true stories about the fascinating, compelling, and sometimes hilarious link between humor and death. Learn from Malachy McCourt what really happened to Angela's Ashes. Hold onto your sides as Jacquelyn Mitchard relates how, after her husband's wake, his three close friends were nabbed by security guards at the local mental hospital. And when you read about Ellen Sussman's adventure---bringing her mother home for burial and watching the burial outfit come off the airport's conveyer belt, one garment at a time---you might start using carry-on luggage only.
“I love this anthology! Absorbing, poignantly moving, but most of all, profoundly life-affirming.”
—Sandra Gulland, best-selling author of Mistress of the Sun and The Josephine B. Trilogy
“This gem of an anthology about what we fear, avoid, would rather not mention, let alone read about—death—is the funniest book I’ve read in years. Exit Laughing is a bold, outrageous, never sanctimonious, death-defying collection that looks straight in the eye of the inevitable while making you laugh real tears.”
—Beverly Donofrio, author of Riding in Cars with Boys and Looking for Mary