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Wednesday, January 07, 2009
The art of the obituary
"The Leonard Lopate Show" recently examined the art of writing obituaries and why so many people take pleasure in reading them. Special guests were Anne Wroe, co-editor of The Economist's "Book of Obituaries," and Marilyn Johnson, author of "The Dead Beat." Check it out: