In the tradition of Mary Roachas bestselling Stiff and Jessica Mitfordas classic exposAc The American Way of Death comes this meticulously researched, refreshingly irreverent, and lavishly illustrated look at death from acclaimed author Harold Schechter. With his trademark fearlessness and bracing sense of humor, Schechter digs deep into a wealth of sources to unearth a treasure trove of surprising facts, amusing anecdotes, practical information, and timeless wisdom about that undiscovered country to which we will all one day travel. Topics include ac Death anxietyais your fear of death normal or off the scale? ac You canat take it with you . . . or can you? Wacky wills and bizarre bequests ac The hospice experienceagoing out in comfort and style ac Deathbed and funeral etiquetteahow to help the dying and mourn the dead with dignity ac Death on demandawhy the right-to-die movement may be the next big thing ac aGood-bye everybodyaafamous last words ac The embalmeras artaall dressed up and nowhere to go ac Behind the scenes at your local funeral home ac Alternative burial choicesafrom coral reefs to outer space From the cold, hard facts of death to lessons in the art of dying well, from what happens in the bodyas last living moments to what transpires in the ground or in the furnace, from near-death experiences to speculation on the afterlife, The Whole Death Catalog leaves no gravestone unturned. From the Trade Paperback edition.A Lively Guide to the Bitter End Harold Schechter ... I65 American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 2Rl .-lrm-rirau Cmlrtcrjy magazine, 267 American Cryonics Society of Cupcrtino, California, ... rlnrrrirm: Funeral Cars nndximlvrlvrnmr Sim: 1900 (McPherson), I20 Arnerirmr F mm-al Drrrrmr magazine, 2 67 lndcx .
|Title||:||The Whole Death Catalog|
|Publisher||:||Ballantine Books - 2009-06-02|