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Into my father"s wake

Eric Best

Into my father"s wake

by Eric Best

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Published by Eric Best] in [U.S.? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Travel,
  • Family,
  • Sailing,
  • Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEric Best
    The Physical Object
    Pagination287 p.
    Number of Pages287
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26889241M
    ISBN 101449970389
    ISBN 109781449970383
    OCLC/WorldCa721292562

      And there are a slew of death books to come including my own contribution My Father’s Wake: How the Irish Teach us to Live, Love and Die. Given that death is immune to human caprice and our global death rate of 1%, , dead people a day, 73m dead people a year, never changes very much it is an interesting question why death is now back on. In this stimulating and poignant narrative, Kevin Toolis armed with his Irish heritage gives a heart wrenching description of the death and wake of his father as he delves into the broader history, rituals, and meaning of the Irish wake. “Sonny was a very ordinary man and his .

      Hello, my father passed away suddenly on May 20th This evening I had a dream about my father dancing (he would usually dance in a form of a joke), in this dream he was trying to show me that I am the only one that see him and that his face can be displayed on others. I woke up confused, but relieved that I saw my father. "The windswept Irish island of My Father's Wake is one of the final remote outposts of true death engagement in the Western world. Toolis's book is both memoir and anthropology, and serves as a refreshing counterpoint to the industrialized, for-profit death industry we've come to .

    The information about My Father's Wake shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that. In this beautifully written and highly original memoir, he gives an intimate, eye-witness account of the death and wake of his father, and explores the wider history of the Irish Wake. With an uplifting, positive message at its heart, My Father's Wake celebrates the spiritual depth of the Irish Wake and shows how we too can find a better way to Author: Kevin Toolis.


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Into My Father's Wake is the tale of two simultaneous journeys: a harrowing single-handed mile sail from San Francisco to Hawaii & back, and a probing self re-examination of the author's complicated relationship with the abusive father who taught him to sail and the author's consequent struggles with anger,alcoholism and serially failed relationships/5(25).

Kevin Toolis’s book, My Father’s Wake, explains these ancient Irish traditions through the lens of the death of his own father, Sonny, in Dookinella on Achill Island – Ireland’s most westerly point. Here, Europe stops and there is nothing between the last mountains, the wild Atlantic Ocean and by: 1.

In My Father's Wake, acclaimed author and award-winning filmmaker Kevin Toolis unforgettably describes his own father's wake and explores the wider history and significance of this ancient and eternal Irish ritual. Perhaps we, too, can all find a better way to deal with our mortality—by living and loving as the Irish : Hachette Books.

Below is an excerpt from the book “Into My Father’s Wake” by Eric Best, which details his solo Pacific sailing journey in an attempt to put his father to rest once and for all. In the years before I finally went sailing alone I struggled with something nameless whose manifestation in my life I.

Book Review of: Into My Father's Wake. Price: $ Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours Click on the image to order or find more books like this. Review of Into My Father's Wake, by Author (Hardcover, ) (You can print this review in landscape mode, if you want a hardcopy) Reviewer: Mark Lamendola, author of over 6, articles.

"Into My Father's Wake" records the mile solo sail of journalist Eric Best as he struggles to come to terms with a recent divorce, solitude at sea and the impact of his powerful father in his life.

Into My Father's Wake by Eric Best, Frenchboro, Maine. likes. Into My Father’s Wake records the solo, 5,mile Pacific journey aboard the foot Followers:   "Into My Father's Wake" records a solo, 5,mile Pacific journey aboard the foot ketch Feo, in which the author attempts to put his powerful father to rest once and for all.

From the Prologue Truthout. Into My Father’s Wake, by Eric Best, is the story of a mile solo journey from San Francisco to Hawaii, round trip, aboard a 47’ ketch.

But it is no simple sailing adventure. "Read Kevin's book for a peek into the rites and rituals of an ancient past. My Father's Wake teaches us that death does not need to be reinvented, we don't need to find new ways we need to uncover and rediscover the old ways."-- The Order of the Good Death/5().

Book Title: My Father’s Wake How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die. ISBN Author: Kevin Toolis. Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. Guideline Price: £ My Father's Wake 2 years ago million views on Facebook across the globe.

A signal - the eternal rite of the Irish Wake shall never cease nor fall into ruin without the mother of battles from those who believe in the last best hope of humanity; that we shall not. My Fathers Wake was an interesting and personal view into the old ways of the Irish and the ancient rituals and traditions that are carried on by the authors island bound family.

He himself having witnessed many deaths and brushing along side it in youth has some poignant and deep thoughts on our current western view and relationship I was sitting on this book for a while/5.

He sees in the Irish wake a pattern to emulate, a remnant of ancient methods of handling the mourning process that brought dignity to the dying and closure to the living. This book is not for the faint of heart, as the experiences he shares will leave readers emotionally : Kevin Toolis.

• My Father’s Wake by Kevin Toolis is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson (£). To order a copy for £ go to or. Book review: My Father’s Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die by Kevin Toolis Review by Ian Critchley Sunday September 10am, The Sunday Times. “Into My Father’s Wake,” ($ through Amazon, ) by journalist Eric Best details the author’s early sailing days on Maine’s Penobscot Bay and racing and cruising with his father along the New England coast.

Through the trials of his youth, he went on to complete two solo sails. My speech at my father’s wake Posted on Aug by quirkycharm Good evening and welcome to all of you. I am so pleased that so many of you have come together to share a common purpose: that of celebrating my father’s life.

In MY FATHER'S WAKE, Kevin Toolis gives an intimate, eye-witness account of the death and wake of his father, celebrating the spiritual depth of the Irish Wake and asking if we too can find a better way to deal with our mortality, by living and loving in the acceptance of death.

In My Father's Wake, Kevin Toolis gives an intimate, eye-witness account of the death and wake of his father, celebrating the spiritual depth of the Irish Wake and asking if we too can find a better way to deal with our mortality, by living and loving in the acceptance of : Kevin Toolis.

Have you all heard about My Father ’s Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love, and Die by Kevin Toolis? I was extremely lucky to have been sent a copy of it a few months back and quickly read the entire book.

Back inI was able to visit a friend of mine who was studying in Ireland, so this book appealed to me even more because of that! With an inspiring and refreshing message at its core, My Father's Wake rejoices in the spiritual depth of the Irish views on mortality.

But do not be mistaken, this book’s purpose is not to solve the meaning of life, but it does ask some very challenging questions.3/4(5). This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.

If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in .