The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published in The Leonard Lopate Show The Art of the Obituary Listen 18 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/57527/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend 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?