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Playing Dead

A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud

by Elizabeth Greenwood

Hardcover, 246 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $26 |

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Elizabeth Greenwood explores whether it is still possible to fake your own death in the 21st century. She probes the world of death fraud, visiting message boards for people plotting pseudocide and buying her own death certificate in the Philippines.