Obituaries for Men

Colleen McCullough, author of The Thorn Birds, dies.

Author and neurophysiologist Colleen McCullough died last year, and apparently there was a big drama about her obituary, but for some reason I never heard about it until recently.

Why was there a drama?

COLLEEN McCullough, Australia’s best selling author, was a charmer. Plain of feature, and certainly overweight, she was, nevertheless, a woman of wit and warmth.

COLLEEN McCullough, Australia’s best selling author, was a charmer. Plain of feature, and certainly overweight, she was, nevertheless, a woman of wit and warmth.

So, inspired by this *lovely* obituary, The Washington Post wrote some for famous male authors:

Charles Dickens: Definitely balding, with an increasingly visible comb-over and facial hair that looked like a sloth had crawled onto his face and died, nevertheless, this gentleman wrote a thing or two.

They could also have pointed out he blamed his wife for having too many babies, and then left her…

Read the rest here.

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