Friday, August 28, 2009

Death Comes Calling

It was interesting to note that celebrities such as Dominick Dunne are interviewed for their obituaries in advance of their deaths:

“I realized the power writing has, and it has also helped me deal with my rage,” he said in an interview with The New York Times for this obituary in 2000. “It gave me a lifelong commitment not to be afraid to speak out about injustice.”

I wonder when the Times decides to interview people for their obituaries; is it when they reach a certain age? Is there a schedule that weights people's relative importance? How does the reporter ask for the interview?

1 comment:

  1. "On the eventuality of your death, we'd like to set up an interview so we can be absolutely sure we won't be caught with our pants down getting screwed by the competition"....."Thank you Mr. Dunne"

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