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1 p.m. “A Fate Worse Than Death: The Perils of Being a Famous Corpse” Book Talk

April 28, 2013, 1:00pm2:00pm


The ultra-famous are always in high demand. Bess Lovejoy, author of Rest In Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses, offers this funny, tragic and true look at the threats famous bodies have faced through the ages: furta sacra (theft of saints’ bodies), relic collectors, phrenologists, and crazed fans.

At Green-Wood, Lovejoy will focus on famous New Yorkers: organ harvesters’ plans for the body of broadcaster Alistair Cooke, the man who so loved Thomas Paine that he attempted a resurrection, and many more. Blending biography and trivia with great images, Lovejoy’s topic is the perfect, lighthearted way of pondering our attitudes to mortality, fame and the body. After, meet the author and pick up a copy of this enlightening and enjoyable book.

Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

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April 28, 2013
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Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States