Additional Reading

52 McGs
The Best Obituaries from Legendary New York Times Reporter Robert McG. Thomas Jr.
Chris Calhoun, ed.
Scribner, New York 2001

The Dead Beat
Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries
Marilyn Johnson
HarperCollins, New York, 2006

Life on the Death Beat: A Handbook for Obituary Writers
Alana Baranick, Jim Sheeler and Stephen Miller
Marion Street Press, Inc., Oak Park, Ill., 2005

The Portable Obituary
How the Famous, Rich and Powerful Really Died
Michael Largo
HarperCollins, New York 2007

The Last Word
The New York Times Book of Obituaries and Farewells
A Celebration of Unusual Lives
Martin Siegel, ed.
William Morrow and Company, Inc., New York 1997

Obit.
Inspiring Stories of Ordinary People Who Led Extraordinary Lives
Jim Sheeler
Pruett Publishing Co., Boulder Colorado 2007

Final Exits
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die
Michael Largo
Harper, New York 2006

Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses
Bess Lovejoy
Simon & Shuster, New York 2013

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Corpses
Mary Roach
W.W. Norton & Company, 2004