Any Last Words?: Deathbed Quotes and Famous Farewells by Joseph Hayden
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A lighthearted look at the stories behind legendary last words—from heartwarming tales of final moments to hilarious last laughs.
Last words are never easy—since, let's face it, they're mostly spoken by people in the worst health of their lives. But even if they aren't eloquent, they can offer a glimpse into the speaker's true self. Some are clever, others are loving, heartbreaking, or occasionally shocking. In Any Last Words?, Joseph Hayden explores the last words of more than two hundred actors, athletes, writers, musicians, politicians, intellectuals, criminals, and more.
What was the last thing Bogart said to Bacall? What did Marie Antoinette say to her executioner? What were the final thoughts of great thinkers like Charles Darwin and Marie Curie? Or baseball legends like Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle? Joseph Hayden reveals all these stories and much more in a book that you'll wish would never end.