The Whole Death Catalog

The Whole Death Catalog

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In the tradition of Mary Roacha€™s bestselling Stiff and Jessica Mitforda€™s 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 a€c Death anxietya€“is your fear of death normal or off the scale? a€c You cana€™t take it with you . . . or can you? Wacky wills and bizarre bequests a€c The hospice experiencea€“going out in comfort and style a€c Deathbed and funeral etiquettea€“how to help the dying and mourn the dead with dignity a€c Death on demanda€“why the right-to-die movement may be the next big thing a€c a€œGood-bye everybodya€a€“famous last words a€c The embalmera€™s arta€“all dressed up and nowhere to go a€c Behind the scenes at your local funeral home a€c Alternative burial choicesa€“from 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 bodya€™s 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 ... Leta#39;s say youa#39;re a twenty-year -old college student whose most precious possession is your 2001 black-and- orange Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 motorcycle. If you should happen to die anbsp;...

Title:The Whole Death Catalog
Author:Harold Schechter
Publisher:Ballantine Books - 2009-06-02


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