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Marilyn Johnson

Originally posted March 2006

The Dead Beat

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The common wisdom is that newspaper obituaries are dry, boring, and rather depressing, both to write and to read. But that common wisdom is all wrong, says journalist Marilyn Johnson, who has not only written her share of obits over the years, but who relishes reading them, even the obituaries of total strangers. She reveals her obsession in a book called The Dead Beat.




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