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

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

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Title: Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries
Author: Johnson, Marilyn
ISBN: 9780060758769
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 2007
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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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.