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SUMMARY How Not to Die Alone

How Not to Die Alone

Wash the day's cares away At least that's what his coworkers believeAndrew didn't mean for the misunderstanding to happen yet he's become trapped in his own white lie The fantasy of his wife and two kids has become a pleasant escape from his lonely one bedroom with only his Ella Fitzgerald records for company But when new employee Peggy breezes into his life like a breath of fresh air Andrew is shaken out of his routine She doesn't notic. 3 StarsHave you ever started a novel and known immediately that it was not for you and yet you kept going Such was the case with How Not to Die Alone This novel is about a man named Andrew who works for the death registry his main job is to go to the homes of the recently deceased determine if they have next of kin andor funds to pay for funeral expenses If they have no one he makes sure to attend their funerals You see he is alone and has no one yet he has lied to everyone at his office and has told them that he is married with two children because in truth he could end up in the same predicament he could die alone Then someone new starts at the registry her name Peggy She is married with children she s not married to Al I swear lol Their friendship has a profound impact on Andrew and the way he thinks of himself and the worldAdmittedly this novel was perhaps not the best choice for someone like me as I am divorced have no children and don t have close family I have the best of friends and I have books thus I am richer than most That said this though How Not to Die Alone is at times endearing and uirky it is also a heavier type read that was hard to shake off There were no moments where it truly touched my heart or made me smile with utter joy unlike other books in this genre It just didn t have that same feel The characters of Andrew and Peggy however both go through a lot of growth throughout the novel and have an incredible amount of believability and depth which was astounding considering this is a debut novel If you can handle a bit of heavier read this novel might be for youThank you to Edelweiss NetGalley Penguin Group Putnam and Richard Roper for an arc of this novel in exchange for an honest review Published on Goodreads Edelweiss and NetGalley on 22619Will be published on on 52819

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A darkly funny and life affirming debut novel for readers of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine the story of one man who is offered a second chance at life and love when he develops an unexpected friendship if he can expose the white lie he told years ago that grew into so much Andrew's day to day is a little grim searching for next of kin for those who die alone Thankfully he has a loving family waiting for him when he gets home to help. I started reading How Not to Die Alone on 582019 and finished it on 5102019 This story being particularly depressing but I have to admit that I enjoyed reading it It s different I have never thought about those people who live alone and die alone before I m aware of people who live through life that either don t get married or don t have children and outlived their spouses but I always thought they may have cousins or live in nursing homes with caretakers Andrew s job is interesting though it s one job I can never ever perform I like being educated about this area of death and it opens my eyes to know that any job is possible and death can go undiscovered for so long if one lead such a lonely lifeThis book is told in the third person point of view following Andrew 42 an employee at the Death Administration department of public health His job is to find families next of kin and to inspect the houses of those who dies alone to find assets to cover their own funeral costs Andrew s co workers think that he has a lawyer wife and two kids when he actually comes home from work to an empty house A mistake made during an interview 5 years ago became a full blown lie Andrew is a loner who likes to play with model trains and his only best friends are three other model trains enthusiasts on the internet forum His childhood was particularly depressing where his dad died when he was 3 his mom became withdrawn his older sister bullied and abandoned him and finally a secret that left him withdrawn into himself No one had ever come close to being friends with Andrew until a new employee Peggy joined his department She shadow him and go with him to inspect houses and attend funerals They got along well and he even comes out of his shell for her doing something he normally wouldn t do like drinking beer on Wednesday shopping for new clothes etcHow Not to Die Alone is very well written and offer a uniue topic to think about Andrew s life is a bit depressing as well as the topic of the story He grows up inside a bubble of comfort where he doesn t socialize and anything outside of his comfort zone scares him His childhood is a sad one and it explains why his adulthood is no better I feel so happy when he finally made a friend and he started to develop feelings than just his mundane days There were some suspense moments that I thought he would give in to being bullied by his brother in law The people he works with are something else I like Peggy and her humor I like the happy ending I highly recommend everyone to read this bookPro lonely deaths odd job comfort zones friendship cover humorCon noneI rate it 5 starsDisclaimer I won a copy this book via Goodreads giveaway Please be assured that my opinions are honestxoxoJasmine at wwwhowusefulitiswordpresscom for details

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E the wall he's been safely hiding behind and their friendship promises to break it downAndrew must choose Does he tell the truth and start really living his life but risk losing his friendship with Peggy Or will he stay safe and alone behind the façade How Not to Die Alone is about the importance of taking a chance in those moments when we have the most to lose Sharp and funny warm and real it's the kind of big hearted story we all need. Andrew works for the local council and has an unusual job of identifying if people who lived and died alone had a next of kin The irony of the situation is that Andrew himself is estranged from his family single and lives alone although due to a misunderstanding during the job interview his boss thinks that Andrew has a loving wife and two children When a new employee Penny joins the department an unusual friendship is born which changes the way Andrew views himself and other peopleWhile the subject of the book is not light at all the way the author deals with the topic is original thought provoking and yes life affirming I feel this is an important book in this day and age when loneliness has become so widespread for a variety of social reasonsI loved Richard Roper s writing style humour and unusual depth of the characters both main and secondary Definitely recommended Thank you to Edelweiss and Penguin Group Putnam for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion

  • Hardcover
  • 321
  • How Not to Die Alone
  • Richard Roper
  • English
  • 11 July 2018
  • 9780525539889

10 thoughts on “How Not to Die Alone

  1. says:

    I started reading How Not to Die Alone on 582019 and finished it on 5102019 This story being particularly depressing but I have to admit that I enjoyed reading it It’s different I have never thought about those people who live alone and die alone before I’m aware of people who live through life that either don’t get married or don’t

  2. says:

    υιɾƙყ Uρʅιϝƚιɳɠ Uɳιϙυҽ Richard Roper has crafted a uirky and uplifting story packed with colorful characters and a uniue storyline The blurb of this book compares it to “Eleanor Oliphant” Generally I’m not a fan of comparing books but I’d have to say this is an accurate comparison SO if you loved Eleanor you will

  3. says:

    Find all of my reviews at a pickle this book has left me in I should have hated it because it contained my maybe only dealbreaker plotline – one that 9999999% of the time makes me Since I received an early copy common courtesy says not to divulge too much and ruin things for everyone else Buuuuuuuuuut Imma do it anyway because I don’t think it’s fair for readers to spend their dollars on books that they didn’t know contained subjec

  4. says:

    DNF 60% I really tried to get through this one but wow was it a slog I just couldn't do it any Onto the next one

  5. says:

    This is a fast chuckle inducing read with poignant moments of sadness and reflection Andrew’s job is to go to the homes of the deceased and find out if they have any family and any money to pay for a funeral Sometimes the bodies have been rotting for months but no one realizes it until the money in the bank runs out and they can n

  6. says:

    3 StarsHave you ever started a novel and known immediately that it was not for you and yet you kept going? Such was the case with “How Not to

  7. says:

    Thank you to GP Putnam's Sons Penguin Publishing Group for providing an advance reader copy via EdelweissAndrew is 42 single lives alone in an apartment in London and works for the council He has the unusual task of dealing with the aftermath of people who die alone Job details include going to the residence armed with a mask doused liberally with expensive cologne to mask the uniuely foul smell of death Sometimes the dwelling i

  8. says:

    This book has shaken me to my core But in the best way It was nothing like I expected it to be from the blurb but instead was so much darker and utterly heart wrenching I don’t know if this is morbid on my behalf but I freuently wonder about my own inevitable death wonder about how old I’ll be where I’ll be would my absence impact any

  9. says:

    Andrew works for the local council and has an unusual job of identifying if people who lived and died alone had a next of kin The irony of the situation is that Andrew himself is estranged from his family single and lives alone although due to a misunderstanding during the job interview his boss thinks that Andrew has a loving wife and two children When a new employee Penny joins the department an unusual friendship is born which changes

  10. says:

    Why I love itby Liberty HardyPrepare yourself for hilarity and heart sueezes in this life affirming novel about—wait for it—deathAndrew has an unusual job for a civil servant He goes into the homes of deceased people who lived alone and searches their belongings for clues of any living relatives He is respectful and

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