Death Be Not Proud

Death Be Not Proud

A Memoir

Book - 2007
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"Johnny Gunther was only seventeen years old when he died of a brain tumor. During the months of his illness, everyone near him was unforgettably impressed by his level-headed courage, his wit and quiet friendliness, and, above all, his unfaltering patience through times of despair. This deeply moving book is a father's memoir of a brave, intelligent, and spirited boy." -- Back cover.
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial Modern Classics, 2007
Edition: First Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition
Copyright Date: ©1949
ISBN: 9780061230974
0061230979
Branch Call Number: BIOGRAPHY 362.19699 GUNTHER 2007
Characteristics: 205 pages ; 21 cm

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Kuma_0 Jun 25, 2013

Cool!

rrobinson0412 Mar 13, 2013

Very charasmatic book! Great detail layed out as to the purpose of ones direction when facing an ailment, and uncertainty on both sides, parental and child.

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graceling3
Mar 15, 2012

Loved it! Highly recommended. Although the memoir is written by the boy's father, it is not overly sentimental, personal, or bias. The fragility of life and the strength individuals possess at times of despair is exemplified; it truly reminds me of how lucky we are, just to be alive, breathing, living. Some do not even have that essential privilege. Gunther portrays an extremely exceptional person through his words. It is very easy to picture young John as a capable individual, filled with potential, possibility, and success. Even in face of the inevitable, John does not give in or give up. He does not wallow away or waste his final years, but relishes every second, making it memorable and worthwhile. How many of us can achieve that today? If we lived every moment as if it was the last, how many things would be different? Live life to the fullest.

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