An Obit Writer Reveals “Why That Life Matters”…in the News

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Another aspect of the Death Industry: the obituary writer. A NYT writer explains the newsworthiness they seek about one’s life, to warrant an obit for one’s death. “How hard do you have to touch history, and for how long, to become history yourself?”

http://www.nytimes.com/times-insider/2014/04/06/margalit-fox-answers-the-question-why-that-life/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

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