Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt by Kenneth McKenzie and Todd Harra
Cute collection of stories from those who work the graveyard shifts. A lot of good insight into their lives and how these people in the Death industry are just like you and me, ok well maybe not you. I know I am weird. This had quite a few chuckles from me while reading. The stories are short enough that you can pick it up and put it down easily. I reccomend if you are into weird stuff, like me.
I was hoping for more actual dirt though…
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Mortuary-Confidential-Undertakers-Spill-Dirt/dp/0806531797/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536728918&sr=1-1&keywords=mortuary+confidential
From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty
If you have read Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, then this one is going to amaze you as well. This time instead of self reflecting Caitlin takes you on a journey around the globe with some of her travels to see what death is like in other places. In order to understand the cultural differences placed on death it can really open our eyes to how backwards we can be. To help remove some of the ewwww factor from death it's self. I hope she travels some more and writes a follow up! This book was also amazing. Please pick up your copy today as a follow up for your book club! Heck, start a book club for her books!
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
WOW. Let me just say if you ever wanted to catch a sneak peek behind the curtain of the funerary world, this book is it. This author is amazing and funny. It was very interesting to see how a woman would have to break so many steriotypes to enter into this field. I was looking at becoming a Mortician so I figured this would give me a glimpse of what I wanted to know, and it didn't dissapoint. Very well written, easy to follow, and just over all inspiring. There are so many lessons in here that even if you weren't looking at the funerary arts, that you can take away with this book. Read this in book club, I DARE YOU!
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Smoke-Gets-Your-Eyes-Crematory/dp/0393351904/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536808699&sr=1-1&keywords=Smoke+gets+in+your+eyes&dpID=41Z%252Bcn7PwcL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch
The Butchering Art
This book is a little dry and kind of all over the place with information. Almost like the author goes off on tangents with her information, then loops back to where she was in the story about Joseph Lister and his life. Joseph Lister is where we get the name Listerine from. He was one of the first people to start the process of figuring out germ theory, and why so many people were dieing after being in the hosplital. This book is so packed with information it will make your head spin. I totally loved it.