Please Talk about Me When I'm Gone (Paperback)
A Memoir for My Mother
Bright Moments Books, 9780989880503, 298pp.
Publication Date: September 6, 2013
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Question: How do you get over it? Answer: You don't. You don't want to. It makes you who you are. Sean Murphy lost his mother days after her fifty-ninth birthday, following a five-year battle with cancer. In this eloquent memoir, he explores his family history through the context of grief, compassion, faith, and the cultivation of an artistic sensibility. Unfolding in a range of voices, brutal and tender in its portrayal of terminal illness, Please Talk about Me When I'm Gone is an unyielding love story, in which devotion and memory are capable of transcending death.
About the Author
Sean Murphy has appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" and been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and AdAge. His work has also appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, The New York Post, The Good Men Project, and others. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and served as writer-in-residence of the Noepe Center at Martha's Vineyard. He's Founding Director of Virginia Center for Literary Arts (www.thevcla.org). To learn more, please visit seanmurphy.net/ and @bullmurph. Murphy's best-selling memoir PLEASE TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I'M GONE was released in 2013. His novel NOT TO MENTION A NICE LIFE was published in June 2015. To learn more about Sean Murphy's writing and to check his events schedule, please visit seanmurphy.net/.