The Art of the Obituary

We look at the art of writing obituaries – and why so many of us take pleasure in reading them! Anne Wroe is co-editor of The Economist’s Book of Obituaries; Marilyn Johnson is author of The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries.

Weigh in: Do you read obituaries regularly, and why? Are certain obituaries more interesting to you than others?