The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories

The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories - Marina Keegan, Anne Fadiman When I read the introduction to this book about what type of person Marina Keegan was, I was expecting this to be a very upbeat and happy-go-lucky read. Wow, was it completely the opposite!
Most of the fiction stories, while really good, was also very morbid and preoccupied with death. My favorite of the bunch was The Emerald City, which was a one sided email conversation over a couple of months of a guy in the Green Zone in Iraq(?)
The non-fiction was a little less to my taste, however I did like the story about her car. We also learn that Marina was terrified by the universe and the infinite possibilities and that the sun would die even if we did solve the climate problems.
This girl was really morbid when it came to her writing. I don't know if she was like that in life as well, but if not, it's kind of sad that the only knowledge those of us who didn't know her have is this book and the stories she wrote.