Humorous survey of Australian family life, social customs, rites of passage, rituals and traditions. Discusses topics such as sexuality, funerals and child rearing. The author's other books include 'Crooks, Chooks and Bloody Ratbags' and 'Born to Whinge'.I did discover one case of a home funeral where the body stayed in the house. ... The Australian Funeral Directors Association recommends embalment where viewing is involved and the funeral is delayed for several days such as in the homeanbsp;...