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The Resource Playing dead : a journey through the world of death fraud, Elizabeth Greenwood

Playing dead : a journey through the world of death fraud, Elizabeth Greenwood

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Playing dead : a journey through the world of death fraud
Title
Playing dead
Title remainder
a journey through the world of death fraud
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Greenwood
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A darkly comic inquiry into how to fake your own death, the disappearance industry, and the lengths to which people will go to be reborn.Is it still possible to fake your own death in the twenty-first century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood was tempted to find out. So she sets off on a foray into the world of death fraud, where for $30,000 a consultant can make you disappear--but your suspicious insurance company might hire a private detective to dig up your coffin...only to find it filled with rocks. Greenwood tracks down a man who staged a kayaking accident and then returned to live in his own house while all his neighbors thought he was dead. She takes a call from Michael Jackson (yes, he's alive--or so some would have her believe), talks to people contemplating pseudocide, and gathers intel on black market morgues in the Philippines, where she may or may not succeed in obtaining some fraudulent goodies of her own. Along the way, she learns that love is a much less common motive than money, and that making your death look like a drowning virtually guarantees you'll be caught. (Disappearing while hiking, however, is a great way to go.) Playing Dead is an utterly fascinating and charmingly bizarre investigation into our all-too-human desire to escape from the lives we lead, and the men and women desperate enough to lose their identities--and their families--to begin again
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
364.16/3
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
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PerformerNote
Read by Arden Hammersmith
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not applicable
Label
Playing dead : a journey through the world of death fraud, Elizabeth Greenwood
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=623B157D-E82B-46B3-9AA3-3E419D39B522
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Publication
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unknown
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn956500433
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (7 hr., 59 min., 22 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781508217770
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
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digital.
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not applicable
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
623B157D-E82B-46B3-9AA3-3E419D39B522
System control number
(OCoLC)956500433
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Label
Playing dead : a journey through the world of death fraud, Elizabeth Greenwood
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=623B157D-E82B-46B3-9AA3-3E419D39B522
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn956500433
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (7 hr., 59 min., 22 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508217770
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
623B157D-E82B-46B3-9AA3-3E419D39B522
System control number
(OCoLC)956500433
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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