Death Be Not Proud Study Guides

  • Death Be Not Proud: A Memoir


    Death Be Not Proud is a memoir written by novelist John Gunther about the death of his teenage son. Johnny, Gunther's son, is diagnosed with a massive and inoperable brain tumor that takes his life at the age of seventeen. The memoir is Gunther's attempt to cope with the loss and a portrait of a sensitive, brilliant young man. It is remarkable for the poignancy of the narrative voice and for the raw, unvarnished accounting of Johnny's death and its effects on the family.