Phyllis Theroux is the author of "California and Other States of Grace" and "Nightlights: Bedtime Stories for Parents in the Dark." The founder of the Nightwriters seminar, she is a magazine columnist, children's book writer, and was a regular essayist on "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." She lives in Ashland, Virginia.
ABC News/National Public RadioThis wonderful book teaches us a
great deal -- about history, about courage, about writing. But most
of all, in reading about the parts of a life eulogists choose to
remember and recount, we learn a great deal about living a
You need this book. It will absorb you, instruct you, touch you,
and serve as a lifelong source of inspiration and consolation.
M. Scott Peck, M.D.
author of "The Road Less Traveled" and "Denial of the Soul"An
anthology of eulogies: What a marvelous concept, and brilliant in
execution! Makes history come wonderfully alive. Belongs in every
school and home library. I loved it.
author of "Care of the Soul" and "The Education of the Heart"