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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 no he's not dead or so her new acuaintances would have her believe stalks message boards for people contemplating pseudocide and gathers intel on black market morgues in the Philippines where she may or may not obtain some fraudulent goodies of her own Along the way she learns that lo pseudocidepseu do cide so o d s d nThe act of faking one s suicide or deathI ve thought about disappearing before It was just a little flutter of a thought that lasted a few seconds before I came back to reality But I get it I get why some would want an out that doesn t include actual death It s fake deathand surprisingly it s not illegalYoung fresh faced Elizabeth Greenwood considered faking her death once all those pesky student loans starting knocking on her door It s not always fun being a grown up is it She started researching and this initial thought morphed into something entirely different Playing Dead A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud is a nonfiction account of all those who tried and failed at disappearing examples of pseudocide scenarios that would warrant criminal charges and ones that would simply bring the dead back to life an eye opening look at the black market business end of it the reality of what a new life would look like in this camera heavy digital age and how Elizabeth ended up holding her very own death certificate in her hands Of course she isn t dead not even fake dead She never submitted the documentation Elizabeth uses Playing Dead to show that just because you can do something doesn t mean you should I really enjoyed this reading experience I learned a great deal about a subject I didn t know a lick about It was truly interesting albeit sad When you disappear you don t get to choose what or who you are disappearing from You have to leave it all I think I d rather stick around and face the music with those I love Happy ReadingMy favorite uote Payment Every debt has to be repaid Repaying one s debts according to Plato at least is the true definition of justice Nothing is ever free There is no such thing as getting away with it When I looked I saw ugliness broken families loneliness Some people I spoke to clung to me as one of the few left who would listen to them They had lost so much Is transformation without annihilation possible Freedom comes at a high cost These lessons are not glamorous like what I was hoping to find But God are they true Hers to Protect you can do something doesn t mean Her Small-Town Hero you should I really enjoyed this reading experience I learned a great deal about a subject I didn t know a lick about It was truly interesting albeit sad When Red Tail (Travis Trilogy you disappear Promises in Tumble Creek you don t get to choose what or who Mischief and Marriage you are disappearing from You have to leave it all I think I d rather stick around and face the music with those I love Happy ReadingMy favorite uote Payment Every debt has to be repaid Repaying one s debts according to Plato at least is the true definition of justice Nothing is ever free There is no such thing as getting away with it When I looked I saw ugliness broken families loneliness Some people I spoke to clung to me as one of the few left who would listen to them They had lost so much Is transformation without annihilation possible Freedom comes at a high cost These lessons are not glamorous like what I was hoping to find But God are they true

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Ve is a much less common motive than money and that making your death look like a drowning virtually guarantees that you'll be caught Disappearing while hiking however is a way great to go Playing Dead is a charmingly bizarre investigation in the vein of Jon Ronson and Mary Roach into our all too human desire to escape from the lives we lead and the men and women desperate enough to give up their lives and their families to start agai Can someone really fake their death in 2016 In the era of the internet Google Earth and surveillance cameras In Playing Dead Elizabeth Greenwood tackles that very uestion With a mix of humor and dogged determination Greenwood covers every aspect of death fraud from the investigators who hunt down the not really dead before their benefactors can cash in on bogus insurance claims to the failed death fakers themselves She even goes as far as to fake her own death via the active fraud network in the Phillipines It s depressingly easy to attempt Greenwood s connections have no problem tracking down a body to unwillingly become the fake dead her but staggeringly difficult to master No one ever contacted her to boast a successfully faked deathI really enjoyed Greenwood s writing style I did lose a bit of steam during the chapter on the believers otherwise normal seeming people who insist celebrities like Michael Jackson are not only alive but sending them coded messages I know padding when I see it However on the whole Playing Dead is a delightful book with an interesting premise Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for granting me access to this title Dangerous Melody (Treasure Seekers your death look like a drowning virtually guarantees that Devoted to Drew you'll be caught Disappearing while hiking however is a way great to go Playing Dead is a charmingly bizarre investigation in the vein of Jon Ronson and Mary Roach into our all too human desire to escape from the lives we lead and the men and women desperate enough to give up their lives and their families to start agai Can someone really fake their death in 2016 In the era of the internet Google Earth and surveillance cameras In Playing Dead Elizabeth Greenwood tackles that very uestion With a mix of humor and dogged determination Greenwood covers every aspect of death fraud from the investigators who hunt down the not really dead before their benefactors can cash in on bogus insurance claims to the failed death fakers themselves She even goes as far as to fake her own death via the active fraud network in the Phillipines It s depressingly easy to attempt Greenwood s connections have no problem tracking down a body to unwillingly become the fake dead her but staggeringly difficult to master No one ever contacted her to boast a successfully faked deathI really enjoyed Greenwood s writing style I did lose a bit of steam during the chapter on the believers otherwise normal seeming people who insist celebrities like Michael Jackson are not only alive but sending them coded messages I know padding when I see it However on the whole Playing Dead is a delightful book with an interesting premise Thank

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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 off she sets on a darkly comic foray into the world of death fraud where for 30000 a consultant can make you disappear but your suspicious insurance company might hire a private detective to dig up your coffinonly to find it filled with rocksGreenwood tracks down a British man who I thought I would like Playing Dead than I did Really how could a book about people faking their own deaths not be interesting Surely most people fantasize every now and then about disappearing from the stress or tedium of their lives to reinvent themselves as someone else But there s a big difference between a fleeting fantasy and really doing it Who are the people who choose to go through with a disappearing act Playing Dead dishes out some interesting anecdotes and the odd insight but unfortunately for me it got dragged down by a couple of really distracting flaws The most glaring one is that the author talks about herself far too much her own fantasy of disappearing and her own reactions and feelings about everything and everyone I couldn t relate to her and I wasn t particularly interested in her fantasy And there was a really long chapter dealing with a woman who is convinced that Michael Jackson faked his own death the chapter didn t really fit in and it seemed to invert and trivialize the book s topic Too bad about the flaws because the topic is fascinating and some of the material was really interesting like British canoe guy John Darwin or the young woman who discovered as an adult that her father had faked his own death when she was 2 years old Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an advance copy


10 thoughts on “Playing Dead

  1. says:

    Update This anecdote on disappearing was so funny I just had to share it A very wealthy man was fed up with his unloving and greedy son's attempts to get money off him so he wanted to disappear He didn't want to fake his own death because he in

  2. says:

    I thought I would like Playing Dead than I did Really how could a book about people faking their own deaths not be interesting Surel

  3. says:

    Fun idea for a book but I had to abandon this due to poor writing

  4. says:

    This was great fun Thinking of the six figure education debt weighing on her shoulders Greenwood surveys various cases of people who faked their own death or simply tried to disappear Death fraud“pseudocide” is not as easy to get away with

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    pseudocidepseu·do·cide so͞o′dō sīd′ nThe act of faking one's suicide or deathI've thought about disappearing before It was just a little flutter of a thought that lasted a few seconds before I came back to reality But I get it I get why some would want an out that doesn't include actual death It's fake deathand surprisingl

  6. says:

    Basically a compendium of anecdotes and shaggy dog stories relating to faking your own death The sheer inventiveness of the participants is often so intriguing and so beguiling that the reader can't look away Good when it's on topic and rolling with the impressive possibilities as the cord is cut; but drifty and adolescent angsty what's it all about alfie ish in the doldrums Author Greenwood goes to some lengths to emphasize that

  7. says:

    Can someone really fake their death in 2016 In the era of the internet Google Earth and surveillance cameras In Playing Dead Elizabeth Greenwood tackles that very uestion With a mix of humor and dogged determination Greenwood covers every aspect of death fraud from the investigators who hunt down the not really dead before their benefactors can cash in on bogus insurance claims to the failed death fakers themselves Sh

  8. says:

    Reading this book first made me think of this cease to resist given my goodbyeand then this one bag full of oily rags fifty cent lighter dreams of retirement in Cancun burning ever brighter there's a lot of ways to make money in this world but I can't recommend insurance fraudI wanted to like this one than I did The subject is defi

  9. says:

    Stupid stupid stupid both the book and me for reading it I can't believe I wasted my first book of the new year

  10. says:

    Brb sending the audiobook to Ryan Lochte

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