Ball, John C., and Jill Jones. Fame at Last: Who Was Who According to the NY Times. Kansas City, Mo.: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2000.

Calhoun, Chris, ed. 52 McGs: The Best Obituaries from Legendary New York Times Writer Robert McG. Thomas Jr. Secaucus, N.J.: The Citadel Press, 2003.

Hume, Janice. Obituaries in American Culture. Oxford, Miss.: University Press of Mississippi, 2000.

O'Boyle, Jane. Cool Dead People: Obituaries of Real Folks We Wish We'd Met a Little Sooner. Plume, 2003.

Siegel, Marvin. The Last Word: The New York Times Book of Obituaries and Farewells: A Celebration of Unusual Lives. New York: William Morrow, 1997.

See also The New York Times obituaries for good examples.