Dead Beat Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries

ISBN-10: 0060758767

ISBN-13: 9780060758769

Edition: N/A

Authors: Marilyn Johnson

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Marilyn Johnson was enthralled by the remarkable lives that were marching out of this world-so she sought out the best obits in the English language and the people who spent their lives writing about the dead. She surveyed the darkest corners of Internet chat rooms, and made a pilgrimage to London to savor the most caustic and literate obits of all. Now she leads us on a compelling journey into the cult and culture behind the obituary page and the unusual lives we don't quite appreciate until they're gone.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Marilyn Johnson is a former editor and writer for Life, Esquire, and Outside magazines. She is the author of The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries, This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All, and Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble. Both The Dead Beat and This Book Is Overdue! received Washington Irving Book Awards.

I Walk the Dead Beat
A Wake of Obituarists
Name That Bit
The Mighty and the Fallen of New York
The Irish Sports Page
The Franchise
Portraits of Grief
Attention Must Be Paid
Now You Know
Ordinary Joe
The Egalitarians
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
The Obituary Capital
Boiled in Oil, and Other
Terrible Fates in the Daily Telegraph
A Few Words About the Code
Following the Guardian into the Mist
An Independent Bent
Lives of the Times
Googling Death
The Obit Writer's Obit
Epilogue to the Paperback Edition
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