By Jessica Mitford
"Mitford's humorous and unforgiving e-book is the easiest souvenir mori we're prone to get. It can be up-to-date and reissued every one decade for our non secular health."--The manhattan evaluate of Books
Only the scathing wit and looking out intelligence of Jessica Mitford may possibly flip an exposé of the yankee funeral right into a booklet that's immediately lethal critical and side-splittingly humorous. whilst first released in 1963 this landmark of investigative journalism turned a runaway bestseller and led to laws to guard grieving households from the unscrupulous revenues practices of these in "the dismal trade."
Just prior to her demise in 1996, Mitford completely revised and up to date her vintage learn. The American manner of dying Revisited confronts new traits, together with the good fortune of the profession's lobbyists in Washington, inflated cremation expenses, the telemarketing of pay-in-advance graves, and the consequences of monopolies in a death-care now ruled by way of multinational companies. With its hard-nosed shopper activism and a satiric imaginative and prescient out of Evelyn Waugh's novel The enjoyed One, The American manner of dying Revisited won't fail to notify, pride, and disturb.
"Brilliant--hilarious--A must-read for an individual making plans to throw a funeral of their lifetime."--New York Post
"Witty and penetrating--it speaks the truth."--The Washington Post