Book Reviews,  Creative Non-Fiction,  NON FICTION

The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries by Marilyn Johnson * (of 4)

The book is deadly boring. It might have made a decent one-pager in a fluffy magazine. Johnson is obsessed with obituaries, which, admittedly, can have their appeal, but the book focuses instead on obitiuary writers. As a group they aren’t any more interesting than orthodontists or reporters that follow the daily fluctuations of treasury bonds. September 2006.