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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 9 Summary

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Chapter 9 Summary and Analysis

Dave and his fellow editors have come up with the idea of making fun celebrity obituaries by running a fake obituary for a living celebrity. Dave and his team contact several actors whose careers are on a down slide and can use that type of publicity, but none show interest until they contact Adam Rich. Adam Rich, who is on the show Eight is Enough, agrees to be killed off by the magazine. The magazine runs a full spread in the magazine, claiming Rich has been murdered. Right away they begin to get response from television shows and other magazines, but are forced to admit the joke when they cannot prove their story. Adam's friends and family are traumatized by the article, believing its claims until they seeAdam face to face. When the magazine throws a party to celebrate the issue and Adam Rich arrives...

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