“Once again Mo Rocca delivers a funny and smart offering whilst punning off his first name.”
From beloved CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca, an entertaining and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who have long fascinated him.
Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries—reading about the remarkable lives of global leaders, Hollywood heavyweights, and innovators who changed the world. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. His quest to right that wrong inspired Mobituaries, his #1 hit podcast. Now with Mobituaries, the book, he has gone much further, with all new essays on artists, entertainers, sports stars, political pioneers, founding fathers, and more. Even if you know the names, you’ve never understood why they matter… until now. Plus, there are Mobits for dead sports teams, dead countries, the dearly departed station wagon, and dragons. Yes, dragons.
Rocca is an expert researcher and storyteller. With his dogged reporting and trademark wit, Rocca brings these men and women back to life like no one else can. Mobituaries is an insightful and unconventional account of the people who made life worth living for the rest of us, one that asks us to think about who gets remembered, and why.
“Impeccably researched, this book is packed with facts that are sure to give you a leg up at pub trivia…. a delightful, hilarious romp through history. Put this book in the hands of history buffs or anyone who loves a good laugh.”
A book signing will follow the lecture. A selection of backlist titles and the author’s current book will be available for sale from Mystery Lovers Bookshop.