Getting the Last Word: The Rise of Self-Written Obituaries (Boston Globe)

Self-written obit


If you have what are politely described as “high control needs,” or are simply a dyed-in-the-wool do-it-yourselfer, the self-written obituary may have you written all over it.

As reporter-written obits have diminished in recent years, and as newspapers have begun to charge fees for running them, there’s been a turn to online obit sites, meaning self-written obits can enjoy “an ever-larger potential audience.”

Daunted by such a scary task? There are now kits available to help you meet what The Boston Globe calls “the ultimate deadline.”

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