How Shall I Tell the Dog?

How Shall I Tell the Dog?

And Other Final Musings

eBook - 2009
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In this hilarious and moving book, popular English humorist Miles Kington faces cancer and death with his sparkling trademark wit, musing on everything from board games and yodeling to the prospect of being outlived by his dog. When some people are told they have only a few months to live, they might travel around the world or write their memoirs or put their affairs in order. When it happened at the age of 66 to Miles Kington & mdash;one of England's best-loved humorist & mdash;he did what he did best, offering sharp, wry, laugh-out-loud observations and ideas about his situation. Following his d.
Publisher: New York : Newmarket Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781557048615
1557048614
Characteristics: 1 online resource (147 p.)
Additional Contributors: Kington, Caroline

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BloomFree
Apr 06, 2015

He made me laugh while at the same time navigating with him in my imagination his plight. I was filled with admiration for him for his honest portrayal of himself and ability to keep it funny. There was a lot of stuff unsaid but felt.

I didn't find it sad at all anymore sad than I am for anyone who had every reason to live but could not.

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happy7
Dec 24, 2009

It wasn't as funny as I had expected. I think the reason is because knowing this author was dying as he wrote it either uplifts you as the reader knowing that you don't lose your sense of humor in the face of death or negates the humor, making it a dark read. Either way, it is sadder than it is funny so I have moved on to something else for the time being.

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