Uncle Bush's Live Funeral 

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This book tells the incredible true story of Bush Breazeale, a Tennessee hermit who attracted ten thousand strangers to the funeral he held while still alive in 1938. Bush was the inspiration for the 2010 film "Get Low," which starred Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek. Writer Scott Seeke had begun researching "Get Low" as an outsider, a New Yorker married into a skeptical East Tennessee family. By the time "Get Low" arrived in theaters ten years later, he had earned their trust. They opened doors that allowed him to finally learn why Bush had his funeral while he was still alive, and why so many people came. He found the moving story of a man trapped by his culture and past, desperate to rewrite his life's story before it was too late. "Uncle Bush's Live Funeral" shows that any outcast can find acceptance, and any label can be overcome, all masterfully told by "Get Low" writer Scott Seeke.

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