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By Harold Schechter

within the culture of Mary Roach’s bestselling Stiff and Jessica Mitford’s vintage exposé The American manner of Death comes this meticulously researched, refreshingly irreverent, and lavishly illustrated examine dying from acclaimed writer Harold Schechter. along with his trademark fearlessness and bracing humorousness, Schechter digs deep right into a wealth of assets to unearth a treasure trove of unusual proof, fun anecdotes, useful details, and undying knowledge approximately that undiscovered kingdom to which we'll all sooner or later commute. issues include

• dying anxiety–is your worry of demise basic or off the size?
• You can’t take it with you . . . or are you able to? Wacky wills and peculiar bequests
• The hospice experience–going out in convenience and style
• Deathbed and funeral etiquette–how to aid the loss of life and mourn the lifeless with dignity
• demise on demand–why the right-to-die circulation could be the subsequent colossal thing
• “Good-bye everybody”–famous final words
• The embalmer’s art–all dressed up and nowhere to go
• behind the curtain at your neighborhood funeral home
• substitute burial choices–from coral reefs to outer space

From the chilly, challenging proof of demise to classes within the artwork of loss of life good, from what occurs within the body’s final dwelling moments to what transpires within the floor or within the furnace, from near-death stories to hypothesis at the afterlife, The complete loss of life Catalog leaves no headstone unturned.

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