Book Review On “How Not To Die Alone” By Richard Roper @PutnamBooks @richardroper

 Andrew works with death for a living. Searching for people’s next of kin and attending the funerals if they don’t have anyone, he is desperate to avoid the same fate for himself. Thankfully, he has a loving family waiting for him when he gets home to help wash the day’s cares away. At least, that’s what his coworkers believe. Andrew 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 trains and Ella Fitzgerald records for company. But when Peggy, a new coworker, breezes into his life, Andrew is shaken out of his routine. She doesn’t notice the wall he’s been safely hiding behind and their friendship promises to break it down. Because in all Andrew’s efforts to fit in, he has forgotten one important thing: how to really live. And maybe, it’s about time for him to start. In Richard Roper’s capable hands, HOW NOT TO DIE ALONE is hopeful and big-hearted, a compassionate tribute to the resilience of the human spirit.

Thank you Putnam Books for gifting me a copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I give this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars.

The concept of this book is very depressing right? The idea of living alone, and dying alone. Than you take into consideration Andrews job, and it makes for one sad read. And than in walks Peggy. Peggy slowly grabs Andrew out of his world of Trains and online Train Clubs and shows him that there is life to live.

So while this book is sad, and depressing, it also has some funny parts too. It was a very creative plot, and executed well. I loved that this was such witty, and snarky read. It was such a fast read for me, because as you can tell I red a lot of Thrillers, so this one was the perfect change of pace. I think it’s kind of like a coming of age story, except the character is in his 40’s. He just waited a little longer to live life. Reading this book, made me very grateful for my own life.

This Book is out May 28th. I have included the Goodreads link below.

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