I Died Laughing: Funeral Education with a Light Touch / Edition 1 available in Paperback
This is a very funny book, even though it also includes some serious consumer information. Lisa Carlson has collected cartoons, jokes, funny quotations, humorous last words, and a wide range of other old and new material. As the advice columnist Dear Abby remarked, This book proves that dying can be a laughing matter. At the end of each section, Carlson has a page or two of information and advice for those who may someday have the job of arranging a funeral for a friend or relative, or who may be contemplating the arrangements they prefer when they die.Half the profits from sale of the book will be contributed to the work of the national nonprofit consumer organization, Funeral Consumers Alliance. Several well-known cartoonists and illustrators made their work available in support of this cause: these include P.S. Mueller, Rina Picccolo, and the estate of Edward Gorey.With this short book, you can have a good laugh, learn something in process, and support good cause at the same time.
|Publisher:||Upper Access, Inc.|
|Edition description:||First Edition, First edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Following in the tradition of the late Jessica Mitford, Lisa Carlson is a well-known advocate for consumers in their dealings with the funeral industry, and sometimes peppers her educational materials with humor. Her current position is as executive director of the Funeral Ethics Organization.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Most of us should have a little more death and funeral-related information in our knowledge base, and it would be a good idea to get it before we actually need it. But who wants to read about dying? I knew I¿d need some guidance in this area eventually, so when I saw Ms. Carlson¿s book I thought I¿d give it a read. Her ¿But Seriously¿¿ sections contained all the information I¿m likely to need, surrounded by pages and pages of humor, good humor. Jokes and cartoons -- there¿s something for everyone in ¿I Died Laughing: Funeral Education with a Light Touch.¿ Humorists will be especially pleased.