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

Marilyn Johnson (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$14.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
February 01, 2007
Pages
252
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.81 X 7.96 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060758769
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About the Author

Marilyn Johnson is a former editor and writer for Life, Esquire, and Outside magazines, and lives with her husband, Rob Fleder, in New York's Hudson Valley.

Reviews

"[Marilyn Johnson]'s written a warm, funny, appreciative book that, ironically enough, should live forever. But get it now."--Roy Blount, Jr., author of Feet On The Street: Rambles Around New Orleans
"A beautifully written, funny, and fascinating tour through the unexpectedly lively world of obituaries."--Lisa Grunwald, author of Women's Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present
"A charming, lyrical book about the men and women who write obituaries... sly, droll, and completely winning."--David Halberstam
"A joyful book about obituaries? Absolutely! Marilyn Johnson pulls it off with death-defying grace, insight, charm, and wit."--Lee Eisenberg, author of The Number: A Completely Different Way to Think About the Rest of Your Life