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Amazon “Best Book of the Month”

Morning Joe “Book Club Pick”

“Deeply affecting… Mr. Simon’s cocktail of humor, honesty and compassion, is a powerful tonic…If not being quiet about death is becoming the new normal, Mr. Simon’s Unforgettable is one of its cornerstones.”
Steven Petrow, NYTimes

“A book that easily matches its title….”
Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post

“Simon’s memoir is so captivating that everyone, not just fans of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, will enjoy learning about the wellspring that nourished the award-winning journalist’s wit, intelligence, heart, and chutzpah. Spoiler alert: it is Patricia Lyons Simon Newman Gelbin, Simon’s thrice-married mother, whom he was privileged to escort to the very doorway of the beyond in the summer of 2013.”
Booklist Starred Review

“In a return to the bighearted storytelling that made him a star NPR correspondent, [Simon] pays full tribute to the ex-showgirl who…taught her only son to be honest, kind, and entertaining. Be assured, tears will fall.”  People Magazine