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by William Ellenberg
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Death & Grief
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    William Ellenberg
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    Anneewakee River Pr (September 1, 1997)
  • Pages:
    103 pages
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    Death & Grief
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Book by Ellenberg, William

I was highly disappointed. This book tracks the death and funeral of one person in a family from the point of view of a funeral director. Unfortunately, it is written in an elementary, somewhat condescending style, and provides little, if any, information that most people would not already possess. To say that it is an "easy read" is an understatement. The author seems to be a compassionate, competent person; perhaps he was writing for someone who has never been to a funeral or for whom the subject of death is so overwhelming that to get too detailed might be emotionally devastating. For those who want more in-depth information with more meaningful insights from a funeral director, this is not the book. Would not recommend it except as perhaps a starting-off point for those just beginning to explore issues related to death, dying, grief, loss and the practical issues associated with arranging for funerals or cremations of a loved one or one's self. Would like to see this author write something as a followup to this very basic book.
Poorly edited and overpriced. "Death Through the Eyes of a Funeral Director" should be entitled "Why You should Feel Sorry For Your Poor Funeral Director". I've never read anything so insincere in my life. The author attempts to portray himself as unconcerned with profits, overworked and put upon, his only concern for the family of the deceased. He complains of a lack of sleep, has the audacity to scold family members for arguing over a casket, tells how he "rushed" the obituary to the paper and wants symapthy for his poor, tired overworked staff. I would have appreciated a bit more honesty but then I'd like to buy a reliable used car too.