Death Wins a Goldfish

Death Wins a Goldfish❰Epub❯ ➟ Death Wins a Goldfish Author Brian Rea – Even Death cares about his work life balanceDeath never takes a day off Until he gets a letter from the HR department insisting he use up his accrued vacation time that is In this humorous and heartfe Even Death cares about his work life balanceDeath never takes a day off Until he gets a letter from the HR department insisting he use up his accrued vacation time that is In this humorous and heartfelt book from beloved illustrator Brian Rea readers take a peek at Death's journal entries as he documents his mandatory sabbatical in the world of the living From sky diving to online dating Death is determined to try it all Death Wins a Goldfish is an important reminder to the overstressed overworked and overwhelmed that everyone—even Death Wins PDF \ Death—deserves a break once in a while If you enjoyed Brian Rea's work in Mary Karr's The Liars' Club A Memoir or in the New York Times' popular Modern Love column you'll love his delightful illustrations of Death in this funny heartfelt collection of worksThis book is a great gift or self purchase if you're looking forFunny booksFunny ComicsHumor books.


Death Wins a Goldfish PDF Ë Death Wins  PDF \
  • Hardcover
  • 168 pages
  • Death Wins a Goldfish
  • Brian Rea
  • 15 September 2016
  • 9781452172552

10 thoughts on “Death Wins a Goldfish

  1. David Schaafsma says:

    The author Brian Rea at 30 asked his father what if anything he would do over Rea knew his father to be a work ethic guy up at 5 out of the house at 6 back home after dark His father replied Work lessSo Rea imagines that Death who worked harder than almost anyone never takes vacation days gets a a notice from HR that he has to use up his vacation days so he is forced to take a year's sabbatical He keeps a journal and does what you might expect travels goes to a carnival and wins a goldfish goes to karaoke goes back to school goes to a keeper or two and drops outThis is an odd book that just basically affirms the implication of his Dad's regret that one should live and work less There aren't many deeper insights than that And the things he does are not remarkable and are not on the surface anything he gets a lot out of than work really but I still liked it Okay maybe 35 because I like the artwork But as Rea himself says in a longish introduction with a lot of words given Death is kinda not verbose in his journal that he could have done the with a banana instead of The Grim Reaper and the point would have been the same

  2. Ilana says:

    I’m smiling wide Death on a year long work sabbatical he’s never taken a day off and now taking them all at once He keeps a journal He learns that there’s to life than this business of dying The result is happy making

  3. Jon Nakapalau says:

    HR tells Death he must take his vacation time Really deep look at how even Death has to find time to 'live' once in awhile well done

  4. Trish says:

    This was an impulse read after someone on GR recently read and reviewed it and I liked the concept So today in the bookstore I picked it upThe story is simple but already chuckle worthy Death like the best of us gets an e mail from HR because he's amassed too many days of vacation and is now forced to use them all upBut what do you do on such a long vacation?Well let me tell you Death had some pretty creative ideas so we follow him along through a year of self discovery And most of his adventures ended like they do regularly for us normal folkThe drawings are than simplistic However that's not because the artist is as gifted as I am with a pencil it was done on purpose And you know what? It's cute no doubt that was intentionalFor whatever reason these two were the ones that made me laugh the mostYes the goldfish remains importantDespite it getting the attributes cute and simplistic from me earlier I have to say that the author also managed to create a little book that lets the reader reflect on his or her own life What do we do with it? Every day and during vacation? What are the things that interest us? What makes us happy? What SHOULD we do often?A lightweight on first glance but upon reflection deeper than some might realize

  5. Therese says:

    It has come to HR’s attention that Death is long overdue for a vacation having never taken a day off With some trepidation about being away from work for such a long time he packs up his things and prepares for a year long sabbatical Feeling a little disconcerted that he’s not working should be working isn’t at work is not working he finally settles into his new situation and resolves to make a list of things to do to start living Amazing the places the Grim Reaper will go A completely charming and delightful story with fun illustrations that help tell the story and that made me laugh And a thoughtful reflection in the author’s introduction A nice parallel to how many of us myself included can feel about work when we let it overcome us and how we can start living again if we make that a priority

  6. OutlawPoet says:

    Clearly Death works here in my office I think he's in the next cubicle overThis is an extremely cute and relatable book in which Death is told by HR that he needs to take some vacation time A lot of it So with a huge amount of PTO Death fulfills all his dreamsyes including winning that goldfishDeath's sabbatical is adorable and made me smile again and againAfter I read it my 10 year old stole it and read it as well She's now wondering if perhaps Death might attend her schooland she wants her own sabbaticalFive happy stars

  7. Sue King says:

    This is the first graphic novel I’ve ever read Usually they are not my jam but I read about this book online no idea where and it piued my interest because of the subject matter and the author who is a NY Times writer Death you see hasn’t taken a day off in a long time and HR demands he do so by sending him on a year long sabbatical What follows are some adventures that Death takes himself herself? on and we are along for the ride month by glorious month as Death realizes that all work and no play is not the way to live Go get this book the physical one so you can share this story with someone who might need to hear it

  8. Ed Erwin says:

    Cute but not much Could be a useful gift for someone who works too much2 stars It was OK

  9. Rod Brown says:

    Death takes a holiday and does every stupid thing people do on vacations with pretty much the same result Neither funny nor insightful The art varies from simple to childlikeNot for me

  10. Constance says:

    Droll with hints of profundity

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