Death Wins a Goldfish: Reflections from a Grim Reaper's Yearlong Sabbatical

Death Wins a Goldfish: Reflections from a Grim Reaper's Yearlong Sabbatical❰Epub❯ ➟ Death Wins a Goldfish: Reflections from a Grim Reaper's Yearlong Sabbatical Author Brian Rea – Heartforum.co.uk Even Death cares about his work life balanceDeath never takes a day off Until he gets a letter from the HR department insisting he use up his accrued vacation time, that is In this humorous and heartf Even Death cares about a Goldfish: MOBI ☆ his work life balanceDeath never takes a day off Until he gets a letter from the HR department insisting he use up his accrued vacation time, that is In this humorous and heartfelt book from beloved illustrator Brian Rea, readers take a peek at Death s journal entries as he documents his mandatory sabbatical in the world of the living From sky diving to online dating, Death is determined Death Wins PDF \ to try it all Death Wins a Goldfish is an important reminder to the overstressed, overworked, and overwhelmed that everyone even Death deserves a break once in a while If you enjoyed Brian Rea s work in Mary Karr s The Liars Club A Memoir or in the New York Times popular Modern Love column you ll love his delightful illustrations of Death in this funny, heartfelt collection of worksThis book is a great Wins a Goldfish: eBook ✓ gift or self purchase if you re looking for Funny booksFunny ComicsHumor books.

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Death Wins a Goldfish: Reflections from a Grim Reaper's
  • Hardcover
  • 168 pages
  • Death Wins a Goldfish: Reflections from a Grim Reaper's Yearlong Sabbatical
  • Brian Rea
  • 14 March 2019
  • 1452172552

10 thoughts on “Death Wins a Goldfish: Reflections from a Grim Reaper's Yearlong Sabbatical

  1. David Schaafsma says:

    The author, Brian Rea, at 30, asked his father what, if anything, he would do over Rea knew his father to be a work ethic guy, up at 5, out of the house at 6, back home after dark His father replied, Work less So Rea imagines that Death, who worked harder than almost anyone, never takes vacation days, gets a a notice from HR that he has to use up his vacation days, so he is forced to take a year s sabbatical He keeps a journal, and does what you might expect, travels, goes to a carnival a The author, Brian Rea, at 30, asked his father what, if anything, he would do over Rea knew his father to be a work ethic guy, up at 5, out of the house at 6, back home after dark His father replied, Work less So Rea imagines that Death, who worked harder than almost anyone, never takes vacation days, gets a a notice from HR that he has to use up his vacation days, so he is forced to take a year s sabbatical He keeps a journal, and does what you might expect, travels, goes to a carnival and wins a goldfish, goes to karaoke, goes back to school, goes to a keeper or two and drops out.This is an odd book that just basically affirms the implication of his Dad s regret, that one should liveand work less There aren t many deeper insights than that And the things he does are not remarkable and are not, on the surface, anything he gets a lotout of than work, really, but I still liked it Okay, maybe 3.5 because I like the artwork But as Rea himself says in a longish introduction with a lot of words, given Death is kinda not verbose in his journal that he could have done the with a banana instead of The Grim Reaper and the point would have been the same

  2. Ilana says:

    I m smiling wide Death on a year long work sabbatical he s never taken a day off and now taking them all at once He keeps a journal He learns that there sto life than this business of dying The result is happy making.

  3. Jon Nakapalau says:

    HR tells Death he must take his vacation time Really deep look at how even Death has to find time to live once in awhile well done

  4. Trish says:

    This was an impulse read after someone on GR recently read and reviewed it and I liked the concept So today, in the bookstore, I picked it up.The story is simple but already chuckle worthy Death, like the best of us, gets an e mail from HR because he s amassed too many days of vacation and is now forced to use them all up.But what do you do on such a long vacation Well, let me tell you, Death had some pretty creative ideas so we follow him along through a year of self discovery And most of This was an impulse read after someone on GR recently read and reviewed it and I liked the concept So today, in the bookstore, I picked it up.The story is simple but already chuckle worthy Death, like the best of us, gets an e mail from HR because he s amassed too many days of vacation and is now forced to use them all up.But what do you do on such a long vacation Well, let me tell you, Death had some pretty creative ideas so we follow him along through a year of self discovery And most of his adventures ended like they do regularly for us normal folk.The drawings arethan simplistic However, that s not because the artist is as gifted as I am with a pencil it was done on purpose And you know what It s cute no doubt that was intentional.For whatever reason, these two were the ones that made me laugh the most Yes, the goldfish remains important Despite it getting the attributes cute and simplistic from me earlier, I have to say that the author also managed to create a little book that lets the reader reflect on his or her own life What do we do with it Every day and during vacation What are the things that interest us What makes us happy What SHOULD we dooften A lightweight on first glance, but upon reflection, deeper than some might realize

  5. Therese says:

    It has come to HR s attention that Death is long overdue for a vacation, having never taken a day off With some trepidation about being away from work for such a long time, he packs up his things and prepares for a year long sabbatical Feeling a little disconcerted that he s not working, should be working, isn t at work, is not working he finally settles into his new situation and resolves to make a list of things to do to start living Amazing the places the Grim Reaper will go A completely It has come to HR s attention that Death is long overdue for a vacation, having never taken a day off With some trepidation about being away from work for such a long time, he packs up his things and prepares for a year long sabbatical Feeling a little disconcerted that he s not working, should be working, isn t at work, is not working he finally settles into his new situation and resolves to make a list of things to do to start living Amazing the places the Grim Reaper will go A completely charming and delightful story with fun illustrations that help tell the story and that made me laugh And a thoughtful reflection in the author s introduction A nice parallel to how many of us, myself included, can feel about work when we let it overcome us, and how we can start living again if we make that a priority

  6. OutlawPoet says:

    Clearly, Death works here in my office I think he s in the next cubicle over.This is an extremely cute and relatable book in which Death is told by HR that he needs to take some vacation time A lot of it So, with a huge amount of PTO, Death fulfills all his dreamsyes, including winning that goldfish.Death s sabbatical is adorable and made me smile again and again.After I read it, my 10 year old stole it and read it as well She s now wondering if perhaps Death might attend her schooland Clearly, Death works here in my office I think he s in the next cubicle over.This is an extremely cute and relatable book in which Death is told by HR that he needs to take some vacation time A lot of it So, with a huge amount of PTO, Death fulfills all his dreamsyes, including winning that goldfish.Death s sabbatical is adorable and made me smile again and again.After I read it, my 10 year old stole it and read it as well She s now wondering if perhaps Death might attend her schooland she wants her own sabbatical.Five happy stars

  7. Sue King says:

    This is the first graphic novel I ve ever read Usually they are not my jam, but I read about this book online no idea where and it piqued my interest because of the subject matter and the author, who is a NY Times writer Death, you see, hasn t taken a day off in a long time and HR demands he do so by sending him on a year long sabbatical What follows are some adventures that Death takes himself herself on, and we are along for the ride, month by glorious month, as Death realizes that all This is the first graphic novel I ve ever read Usually they are not my jam, but I read about this book online no idea where and it piqued my interest because of the subject matter and the author, who is a NY Times writer Death, you see, hasn t taken a day off in a long time and HR demands he do so by sending him on a year long sabbatical What follows are some adventures that Death takes himself herself on, and we are along for the ride, month by glorious month, as Death realizes that all work and no play is not the way to live Go get this book, the physical one, so you can share this story with someone who might need to hear it

  8. Ed Erwin says:

    Cute, but not muchCould be a useful gift for someone who works too much.2 stars It was OK.

  9. Rod Brown says:

    Death takes a holiday and does every stupid thing people do on vacations, with pretty much the same result Neither funny nor insightful The art varies from simple to childlike.Not for me.

  10. Constance says:

    Droll, with hints of profundity.

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