Death Wins a Goldfish: Reflections from a Grim Reaper’s Yearlong Sabbatical

Brian Rea


Even Death cares about his work-life balance…

Death never takes a day off. Until he gets a letter from the HR department insisting he use up his accrued vacation time, that is. In this humorous and heartfelt book from beloved illustrator Brian Rea, readers take a peek at Death’s journal entries as he documents his mandatory sabbatical in the world of the living. From sky diving to online dating, Death is determined to try it all! Death Wins a Goldfish is an important reminder to the overstressed, overworked, and overwhelmed that everyone—even Death—deserves a break once in a while.

If you enjoyed Brian Rea’s work in Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club: A Memoir or in the New York Times‘ popular Modern Love column you’ll love his delightful illustrations of Death in this funny, heartfelt collection of works.

This book is a great gift or self-purchase if you’re looking for:

  • Funny Books
  • Funny Comics
  • Humor Books

Creator Bio

Brian Rea lives in Los Angeles. He is an internationally exhibited artist and the official illustrator of the New York Times column “Modern Love.”

Price £10.99
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 5 February 2019
Pages 168
Height 152mm
Width 203mm
Illustrations Full colour illustrations throughout
Rights Europe, Africa
ISBN-13 9781452172552