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How Not to Die AloneA Darkly Funny And Life Affirming Debut Novel For Readers Of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine The Story Of One Man Who Is Offered A Second Chance At Life And Love When He Develops An Unexpected Friendship If He Can Expose The White Lie He Told Years Ago That Grew Into So Much.Andrew S Day To Day Is A Little Grim, Searching For Next Of Kin For Those Who Die Alone Thankfully, He Has A Loving Family Waiting For Him When He Gets Home, To Help Wash The Day S Cares Away At Least, That S What His Coworkers Believe.Andrew Didn T Mean For The Misunderstanding To Happen, Yet He S Become Trapped In His Own White Lie The Fantasy Of His Wife And Two Kids Has Become A Pleasant Escape From His Lonely One Bedroom With Only His Ella Fitzgerald Records For Company But When New Employee Peggy Breezes Into His Life Like A Breath Of Fresh Air, Andrew Is Shaken Out Of His Routine She Doesn T Notice The Wall He S Been Safely Hiding Behind And Their Friendship Promises To Break It Down.Andrew Must Choose Does He Tell The Truth And Start Really Living His Life, But Risk Losing His Friendship With Peggy Or Will He Stay Safe And Alone, Behind The Fa Ade How Not To Die Alone Is About The Importance Of Taking A Chance In Those Moments When We Have The Most To Lose Sharp And Funny, Warm And Real, It S The Kind Of Big Hearted Story We All Need.

!!> Ebook ➭ How Not to Die Alone ➮ Author Richard Roper – Soaringeaglecasino.us
  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • How Not to Die Alone
  • Richard Roper
  • English
  • 19 March 2018
  • 9780525539889

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  1. says:

    Find all of my reviews at a pickle this book has left me in I should have hated it because it contained my maybe only dealbreaker plotline one that 99.99999% of the time makes me Since I received an early copy, common courtesy says not to divulge too much and ruin things for everyone else Buuuuuuuuuut, Imma do it anyway because I don t think it s fair for readers to spend their dollars on books that they didn t know contained subject matter that they would have steered clear of if they had known about it, and I don t think it s fair for authors to get blasted with 1 Stars due to readers picking up something they should have never touched with a 10 foot pole But first, let s briefly go over what this book is even about, shall we How Not To Die Alone focuses on 42 year old Andrew Andrew works for the council as an organizer of pauper s funerals When someone dies with no apparent next of kin, it is Andrew s job to sort through their homes no matter how Hoarder y or disgusting they may be in search of contact information for any long lost family or friends or at least some stashed cash to help cover the burial costs It s a perfect fit for Andrew ...


  2. says:

    Q U U Richard Roper has crafted a quirky and uplifting story packed with colorful characters and a unique storyline The blurb of this book compares it to Eleanor Oliphant , Generally I m not a fan of comparing books but I d have to say this is an accurate comparison SO if you loved Eleanor you will also love getting to know Andrew Andrew is 42, a bit of a loner, and he works for the Ministry of Death His job includes finding the next of kin for those who die alone, searching their home for valuable possessions that will help pay for their funeral, and then even though it s not compulsory Andrew attends the funerals for these people who have no one in their lives to say goodbye Andrew returns home every evening to an empty house, his model trains, and group of eclectic online friends who he met on a model train enthusiast website However, because of an innocent slip up he made on his job interview his boss Cameron and coworkers believe he returns home every evening to a wife and two kids When Peggy begins working with Andrew and befriends him and his boss Cameron wants the coworkers to have monthly dinner parties, Andrew is fearful that the truth will come out Is living with this lie truly living Will the truth set Andrew free or ruin his life Andrew was a lovable vulnerable character that I just wanted to give a big hug Peggy was great a true breath ...


  3. says:

    I started reading How Not to Die Alone on 5 8 2019 and finished it on 5 10 2019 This story being particularly depressing, but I have to admit that I enjoyed reading it It s different I have never thought about those people who live alone and die alone before I m aware of people who live through life that either don t get married or don t have children and outlived their spouses but I always thought they may have cousins or live in nursing homes with caretakers Andrew s job is interesting, though it s one job I can never ever perform I like being educated about this area of death and it opens my eyes to know that any job is possible and death can go undiscovered for so long if one lead such a lonely life.This book is told in the third person point of view following Andrew, 42, an employee at the Death Administration department of public health His job is to find families next of kin and to inspect the houses of those who dies alone to find assets to cover their own funeral costs Andrew s co workers think that he has a lawyer wife and two kids when he actually comes home from work to an empty house A mistake made during an interview 5 years ago became a full blown lie Andrew is a loner who likes to play with model trains and his only best friends are three other model trains enthusiasts on the internet forum His childhood was particularly...


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    Thank you to G.P Putnam s Sons Penguin Publishing Group for providing an advance reader copy via Edelweiss.Andrew is 42, single, lives alone in an apartment in London, and works for the council He has the unusual task of dealing with the aftermath of people who die alone Job details include going to the residence armed with a mask doused liberally with expensive cologne to mask the uniquely foul smell of death Sometimes the dwelling is extremely neat, and other times there is a huge mess to clean up, flies swirling around He must pore through drawers and paperwork to look for a life insurance policy, cash often times found under a mattress , next of kin, etc The goal is to find a means of recovering funeral costs for the deceased If need be, valuable items in the residence can be sold Not that it is even required, but Andrew always attends the funeral church service More often than not, Andrew and the vicar are the only people paying respects to the deceased Andrew has also been known to shed a tear or two at the pathetic situation.Andrew created problems for himself when he was first interviewed for the job by his boss Cameron Andrew s mind was wandering at one point during the interview when Cameron asked a personal question Faking that he hadn t heard the question, Andrew wound up lying that he was married with two children Once you start telling a lie it has a way of snowballing into a bigger lie Eventually, Cameron encourages ...


  5. says:

    This is a fast, chuckle inducing read with poignant moments of sadness and reflection Andrew s job is to go to the homes of the deceased and find out if they have any family and any money to pay for a funeral Sometimes the bodies have been rotting for months but no one realizes it until the money in the bank runs out and they can no longer pay bills through automatic deductions Andrew has lived alone for twenty years His parents are dead and he is largely estranged from his sister His entire social life is an online group of model train enthusiasts But a misunderstanding during his job interview five years ago grew to become a huge lie that he has a wife and kids He likes the fantasy, but his lies start getting harder to maintain after changes at his office, including befriending the new employee Peggy, who is going through a rough time with her marriage This book is a lot of fun I recommend it Also, points for originality Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to review t...


  6. says:

    3 Stars.Have you ever started a novel and known immediately that it was not for you and yet you kept going Such was the case with How Not to Die Alone This novel is about a man named Andrew, who works for the death registry his main job is to go to the homes of the recently deceased, determine if they have next of kin and or funds to pay for funeral expenses If they have no one, he makes sure to attend their funerals You see, he is alone and has no one, yet he has lied to everyone at his office and has told them that he is married with two children because, in truth he could end up in the same predicament, he could die alone Then someone new starts at the registry, her name Peggy She is married with children she s not married to Al, I swear, lol Their friendship has a profound impact on Andrew and the way he thinks of himself and the world.Admittedly, this novel was perhaps not the best choice for someone like me, as I am divorced, have no children and don t have close family I have the best of friends and I have books thus I am richer than most That said, this though How Not to Die Alone is, at times endearing and quirky, it is also a heavier type read that was hard to shake off There were no moments where it truly touched my heart or made...


  7. says:

    Andrew works for the local council and has an unusual job of identifying if people who lived and died alone had a next of kin The irony of the situation is that Andrew himself is estranged from his family, single and lives alone, although due to a misunderstanding during the job interview his boss thinks that Andrew has a loving wife and two children When a new employee Penny joins the department, an unusual friendship is born, which changes the way Andrew views himself and other people.While the subject of the book is not light at all, the way the author deals ...


  8. says:

    4 Quirky Stars 5 I have to admit that the beginning of this novel was a little slow for me I had a hard time getting into it and I was getting a little bored However, at around 40% something clicked for me, and I was in love with Andrew s character Andrew became this quirky, funny, and unique character that will stay with me for a long while I truly felt his need for human company, and his desire for having his own family became my own obsession I wanted him to finally find someone to settle down with and to find his own happiness to see Peggy rushing towards him like that, for him to be needed, to be an active participant in someone else s life, to think that maybe he was than just a lump of carbon being slowly ushered toward an unvarnished coffin the feeling was one of pure, almost painful happiness, like a desperate embrace squeezing air from his lungs, and it was then that the realization hit him he might not know what the future held pain and loneliness and fear might still yet grind him into dust but simply feeling the possibility that things could change for him was a start, like feeling the first hint of warmth from kindling rubbed together, the first wisp of smoke This bo...


  9. says:

    Why I love itby Liberty HardyPrepare yourself for hilarity and heart squeezes in this life affirming novel about wait for it death Andrew has an unusual job for a civil servant He goes into the homes of deceased people who lived alone and searches their belongings for clues of any living relatives He is respectful and sensitive, and the job suits him Andrew himself lives a quiet life alone not that his coworkers know that For five years, due to a small error, he s allowed them to believe he s happily married with children.Now Andrew s lie has come back to bite him, not only because his boss is suggesting they take turns hosting team building dinners, but also because of the new employee, Peggy Peggy is friendly and full of life, and Andrew is falling for her But if he tells her the truth, will she ever talk to him again And will his boss fire him if he finds out the truth I had no idea what to expect when I started this, and was delig...


  10. says:

    It seems to me that I live in a state of eternal conflict when it comes to the books I read I haven t read a single five star book in all of 2019 And most of the books I like are books that are equally as interesting as they are flawed.This was one such but and I don t know how to feel about it.First, let me just out there that objectively speaking, this is actually a decent, well written book.Now let me admit that subjectively speaking, this book was not the one for me.I don t know what I had expected when I picked up a book about a man whose job revolves around working with dead people, but it wasn t this This book is a lot darker and heavier than I expected, and not just because of the whole looming topic of life and death, but because the we delve into the story, the we find out about our main character Andrew s lonely and tragic past.Andrew is a little odd when you first meet him He s likable but strange, the kind of man who invented an entire family in the eyes of his coworkers because he didn t know how to get out of an awkward situation, and then perpetuated the lie because he liked the idea of belonging to a family.This is not as goofy as it at first seems after we get to see how he was raised with a sick and neglectful and an equally neglectful and abusive older sister.The characters in this book are...

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