CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and writer Mo Rocca presents a charmingly irreverent and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who made life worth living.
Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries—reading about the remarkable lives of world leaders, innovators, and artists. But not every notable person has gotten the send-off she or he deserves. In Mobituaries, Rocca profiles the 20th century’s greatest entertainer, sitcom characters gone all too soon, a shamefully forgotten Founding Father, and more. Even if you know the names, you’ve never understood why they matter . . . until now.
There’s Thomas Paine, whose Common Sense lit the fuse for the American Revolution, and whose paltry obit summed up his life thusly: “He had lived long, did some good, and much harm.” And then there’s screen icon Audrey Hepburn. She remains a household name, but how much do we know about her wartime upbringing and how it shaped the woman we fell in love with?