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Publisher's Summary

Imagine you are dying with a secret. Something you've never had the courage to tell your friends and family. Or a last wish - a task you need carried out before you can rest in peace. Now imagine there's a man who can take care of all that, who has no respect for the living, who will do anything for the dead.

Bill Edgar is the coffin confessor - a one-of-a-kind professional, a man on a mission to make good on these last requests on behalf of his soon-to-be-deceased clients. And this is the extraordinary story of how he became that man. Bill has been many things in this life: homeless street-kid, son of one of Australia's most notorious gangsters, maximum-security prisoner, hard man, family man, car thief, professional punching bag, philosopher, inventor, private investigator, victim of horrific childhood sexual abuse and an activist fighting to bring down the institutions that let it happen. A survivor

As a little boy, he learned the hard way that society is full of people who fall through the cracks - who die without their stories being told. Now his life's work is to make sure his clients' voices are heard, and their last wishes delivered: The small-town grandfather who needs his tastefully decorated sex dungeon destroyed before the kids find it. The woman who endured an abusive marriage for decades before finding freedom. The outlaw biker who is afraid of nothing...except telling the world he is in love with another man. The dad who needs to track down his estranged daughter so he can find a way to say he's sorry, with one final gift. 

The Coffin Confessor brings these stories of the dead to life, all while sharing his own extraordinary journey. Confronting and confounding, heartwarming and heartbreaking, this is a story of survival and redemption, of a life lived on the fringes of society, on both sides of the law - and what that teaches you about living your best life...and death.

©2021 Bill Edgar (P)2021 Penguin Random House Australia

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A must read!

I don't even have the words to describe what I am feeling right now It evoked so many different emotions from me! Laughing, crying, shock, horror!

What an epic journey through your life Bill. Thankyou for your honesty and what a great service you provide.

You truly are a remarkable man. This book has so much power in it!!

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excellent !

I loved it ! Honest, interesting and well narrated.
Covers Bills life growing up and how he handles his job and life now.
Highly recommend this book !

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Read or listen.Well worth the time...

enjoy to listen to. love the end. Nothing matters. everything is just and object.

Thanks Bill...

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Honesty at its finest.

I Loved The coffin confessor. What a great listen. I lived in Brisbane in the 80’s and on the Gold Coast, which made it even more fascinating/ familiar. I even know someone who worked at the infamous Boggo rd jail. Thanks Bill not only did I love it, it made me think about what we do take for granted. What an amazing man you are. Cheers.

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Bloody Brilliant.

What a bloody brilliant book. Thanks very much Bill Edgar for letting us into your life. And what a hard fought life you've led mate. Congratulations on a great book.

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Amazing auto biography

This autobiography is one you just cannot stop listening until you are finished. A heart rendering biography with a very good ending.

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Great story

Great life story told with true emotions. Well done Bill I hope your story gives others that have suffered abuse strength to fight back.

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Loved every minute of this audio book.

Well written , well read, very moving, highly entertaining and highly recommended. You're an inspiration Bill Edgar.

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Bloody Awesome!

A must read/listen book - what a true entrepreneur Bill Edgar is! An inspiration proving through adversity, if you work hard and belie in yourself ANYTHING is possible! Ten stars! 🌟

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Harrowing Story behind the Coffin Confessor

Bill Edgar's heartfelt story takes you on a rollercoaster ride. You soon learn why Bill gives a voice to those unable to defend themselves. From his early years of abuse to his determination to overcome all that is thrown at him. He offers a warts and all account of the real man behind the Coffin Confessor. Excellent and inspiring read!

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