When Stephen Miller first started writing obituaries, his editor warned him not to "get creative." But after surviving the attacks on 9/11—he worked on the 80th floor of the south tower—Miller realized the he needed to tell the meaningful, varied, fascinating stories that are often edited out of the newspaper. Hear how Miller turned obituary writing, an historically staid tradition, into a creative exercise that celebrates life.

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