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Alix Strauss, Death Becomes Them

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Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious, Alix Strauss joins Dave and Bill today to talk about a serious problem, and something we have all had our lives touched with... Suicide is overwhelming to deal with as parents, families and friends who make this CHOICE! And yes it is a choice, and we assume at the time that is the only choice they have... Alix will be talking about how she has written her books to help, show and discuss life and death!


A media savvy social satirist, Alix has been a featured lifestyle and trend writer on national morning and talk shows including ABC, CBS, CNN, and most recently, The Today Show. Her articles, which have appeared in the New York Times, New York Post, Time Magazine, Marie Claire, Entertainment Weekly, Self, Esquire, and Departures (among others), cover a range of topics from trends in beauty, travel, and food to celebrity interviews. She is the author of the award winning short story collection, The Joy of Funerals (St. Martin's Press), and the editor of Have I Got a Guy for You (Adams Media), an anthology of mother coordinated dating horror stories. Her latest book, Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious was released in 2009 by Harper Collins and has been optioned as a television show by a well known producer.


The Joy of Funerals won the Ingram Award, and was named Best Debut Novel by The New York Resident. Alix's essays have been anthologized - most recently in Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish... The Heeb Storytelling Collection. Her short fiction has appeared in the Primavera Literary Journal, Hampton Shorts Literary Journal, The Idaho Review, Quality Women's Fiction, The Blue Moon Café III, and A Kudzu Christmas. Her short story, “Shrinking Away”, won the David Dornstein Creative Writing Award. http://www.alixstrauss.com/