Here in New York publishers are celebrating a hectic season of Fall releases. With that in mind, I've taken to calling September "The Month of the Book Party." One of the highlights was last week's launch party for Death Becomes Them (9780061728563) by Alix Strauss. 675 Hudson, a cave-like space in the Meatpacking District, was arrayed with morbidly fun touches, from themed playlists (lots of Elliott Smith and Kurt Cobain) to drinks like the 'Virginia Woolf,' which was garnished with a swedish fish to symbolize her drowning. It was definitely an event to remember. Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious delivers a fond farewell to some of the most important figures of our society, from Hunter S. Thompson to Diane Arbus. I found the details of the suicides fascinating, especially the chapter on Anne Sexton, one of my all-time favorite poets, who drank vodka and decked herself in her mother's fur before turning the car's ignition on. Death Becomes Them is an important look at the artists, writers, actors, and political figures of our day, as well as the way our final end can imitate the way in which we lived. For more info, check out the video and browse inside the book.