I Wish My Friend Could Have Read Her Own Obituary

I wish my friend Anne Garrels could have lived just a few days longer

She died early last Wednesday, but if she’d held on a few more hours, I like to imagine that she would have been able to enjoy (even while pretending to dismiss) the torrent of admiration from colleagues and listeners for her work as a foreign correspondent with National Public Radio.

  • George Packer
  • The Atlantic

I wish she’d been able to read the glowing obituary that The New York Times had prepared for her.

Couldn’t they have shown it to her on Tuesday, when she was in hospice care, instead of holding it for Thursday’s paper, when she was gone?

As usual, the…

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