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The Obits: The New York Times Annual 2012: From the Pages of The New York Times Paperback – Nov 1 2011


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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (Nov. 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761165762
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761165767
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.3 x 3.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #525,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sometimes the best part of a show is the curtain call, when the job is done and the actors bask in their well-deserved accolades. Here is a wonderful book filled with curtain calls. Count me among those on my feet and applauding like mad. --Stephen King --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

William McDonald has been the obituaries editor at The New York Times since 2006. He started at the Times in 1988 and held numerous editorial positions, including being on the team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for the series “How Race Is Lived in America.” He lives in New York City.



William McDonald has been the obituaries editor at The New York Times since 2006. He started at the Times in 1988 and held numerous editorial positions, including being on the team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for the series How Race Is Lived in America. He lives in New York City.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The final word Dec 9 2011
By wogan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
So many people, even those of a younger age than one would expect, turn to the obituaries first in the newspaper. Even on social media sites, the death of someone well known is immediately posted and their lives recounted.

This then is a book for those who are fascinated by those readings. It starts with the New York Times obituaries in August 2010 to July of 2011. They are in chronological order - the politicians, the media stars, and the heroes. There are pictures with many, but it is the words that we read that tell the story, the facts of their lives: Eddie Fisher, Elizabeth Taylor, David Nelson, Sparky Anderson, and Captain Beefheart...all remembered among others.
A general index and a specialty index are included in this strangely engrossing book.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A wonderful read Jan. 9 2012
By Trevor Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
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Though New York City (specifically Manhattan) is disproportionally represented, this book is a fine read collecting some of the best and most significant obituaries of the last year. I hope this continues as a series each year as there are several significant ones that have happened since this book was published.
Quality writing from the New York Obituaries July 12 2014
By new teacher - Published on Amazon.com
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A very interesting, quick read. The writing is excellent, the obits fascinating. It's the kind of book you can choose to read about a particular person, or randomly pick it up and turn to any page and learn about these famous and infamous people.
great book! Dec 29 2012
By Linda D - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fun book to read. Looking back over the past year reminded me of many events that I had forgotten.
Lives Well Lived Oct. 7 2012
By Michael J. Muller - Published on Amazon.com
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Fame and fortune do not necessarily qualify oneself for inclusion in a NY Times Obituary. This is an annual compilation of obituaries of lives of accomplishment. Some were famous, some .. were notorious, some were familiar to us all . Reading these collected obits reveal life lessons. Very entertaining and very informative.

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