I read a lot of books about funeral customs and practices, I read Mitford's book, I read "Stiff" by Mary Roach.
The author was more frank and descriptive about parts of the death process than any other book that I have read on the subject.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is thinking about what kind of funeral they want and the culture of burial.
Amazing read. The detail and insight in this book are profound. This book takes you not only into the death industry, but behind the scenes to the human element. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Jessica G
Great but not for the weak of heart. Very interesting account of the roleoffuneral directorsPublished 1 month ago by deborah Miehl
I absolutely love the writing style of this author! He has a dry and cynical sense of humor-which is my favorite. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Greg Nelson
Learn everything ya never wanted to learn about the perpetual care business. Make sure you order the casket with the fifty year warranty. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Entertaining book. Also, it asks good questions about what we should be doing with our dead. But most of all I appreciated th jokes, which were ,to me, funny without being... Read morePublished 5 months ago by budda
An anecdote-filled story of someone exploring the world of funerals and handling dead bodies. What to do? Bury? Burn? Perhaps one of the "green alternatives"? Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lindley L. Karstens
Want to more about what actually goes on in a (Canadian) funeral home? This book is for you! Want to know more about cremation? Get it now! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lorna J. Loomis
Takes the reader through the past, present and possible future shapes of what has become the "death care industry" by focusing on a specific Icelandic-Canadian funeral home... Read morePublished 8 months ago by DAV