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The Whole Death Catalogue - Everything You'Ve Ever Wanted to Know About the Bitter End (Paperback): Harold Schechter
The Whole Death Catalogue - Everything You'Ve Ever Wanted to Know About the Bitter End (Paperback): Harold Schechter

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The Whole Death Catalogue - Everything You'Ve Ever Wanted to Know About the Bitter End (Paperback)

Harold Schechter

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In the tradition of Mary Roach's bestselling "Stiff" and Jessica Mitford's classic expose "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
- Death anxiety-is your fear of death normal or off the scale?
- You can't take it with you . . . or can you? Wacky wills and bizarre bequests
- The hospice experience-going out in comfort and style
- Deathbed and funeral etiquette-how to help the dying and mourn the dead with dignity
- Death on demand-why the right-to-die movement may be the next big thing
- "Good-bye everybody"-famous last words
- The embalmer's art-all dressed up and nowhere to go
- Behind the scenes at your local funeral home
- Alternative burial choices-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 body'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.

General

Imprint: Ballantine Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2009
First published: June 2009
Authors: Harold Schechter
Dimensions: 235 x 187 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
ISBN-13: 978-0-345-49964-6
Barcode: 9780345499646
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LSN: 0-345-49964-6

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