“Eccentric Lives” Is Full of Oddballs, Mavericks, and Cranks

From a New York Times review by Dwight Garner of the book by Andrew M. Brown titled “Eccentric Lives: The Daily Telegraph Book of 21st Century Obituaries”:

It used to be that, when you died, what you wanted was an obituary in a good newspaper, not that you’d be around to savor it. Since the introduction of the smartphone, the stakes have been raised. “I got a breaking news alert when I croaked,” some overachiever has surely bragged in the great beyond. “How about you?”