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User Review  - particle_p - LibraryThing

Jessica Mitford's exposť of the American funeral industry (and it IS industrial) is hilarious. She has you holding your sides as you find out how your body is prepared for embalming. No really, you ... Read full review

Review: The American Way of Death

User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

Mitford is a wonderful writer and the subject matter is fascinating. Everyone should read some version of this book. Have to read the update next. Read full review

Review: The American Way of Death Revisited

User Review  - Candace James - Goodreads

Fascinating! Read full review

Review: The American Way of Death Revisited

User Review  - Dovie - Goodreads

This book made me laugh so hard I almost DIED. Fortunately I didn't "pass on" because, as Mitford underscores throughout the book, I simply can't afford to- and neither can you. Read full review

Review: The American Way of Death

User Review  - Leilani - Goodreads

I had been trying to find a cheap copy of this book in used stores for several years and finally hit gold, finding it for 2 bucks hidden away in a little store in Arcata! I think Mitford's writing is ... Read full review

Review: The American Way of Death Revisited

User Review  - Elizabeth Desole - Goodreads

It's pretty shocking just how funny this book is. And it's not even written in a jokey "Mary Roach" kind of way. The funniest passages are lifted right from mortician's professional literature. I ... Read full review

Review: The American Way of Death Revisited

User Review  - Ronald Moore - Goodreads

Amazing work. The funeral business is big an this work gives you a lot to think about. The book has been around awhile and this one is an update. I found the points made in the book still hold basically true. Read full review

Review: The American Way of Death Revisited

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

An extremely interesting book (if you're even a little partial to topics concerning death or the morbid) that everyone should read to earn themselves a brief education on what to do and what not to do ... Read full review

Review: The American Way of Death Revisited

User Review  - Antonio Nunez - Goodreads

Jessica Mitford's "The American Way of Death" picks up were Waugh's "The Loved One" ended. Her main point is that "funeral homes" and "funeral directors" are all humbug, dedicated to fleecing the ... Read full review

Review: The American Way of Death Revisited

User Review  - Stasa - Goodreads

This is a fabulous book. Everyone who will ever be part of a funeral, and everyone who will ever be part of making final arrangements for someone they love, should read this. It's an easy, fun read ... Read full review


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