American Way of Death by Jessica Mitford

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With its hard-nosed consumer activism and a satiric vision out of Evelyn Waugh's novel The Loved One, The American Way of Death Revisited will not fail to inform, delight, and disturb. "Brilliant--hilarious--A must-read for anyone planning to throw a funeral in their lifetime."--"New York Post "Witty Cited by: THE AMERICAN WAY OF DEATH is based on her readings of many trade magazines and newsletters, on interviews with a number of figures in the funerary trade, and interviews with public health officials, county or state officers, lawyers, American Way of Death book doctors.4/5.

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This book is the definitive source for learning about Federal and state regulations concerning death and disposition of remains.

In addition to an overview, a chapter is devoted to each state so that you can quickly determine what you can and cannot do where you live. Many people do not know that no state requires embalming/5(48). The American Way of Death Revisited confronts new trends, including the success of the profession's lobbyists American Way of Death book Washington, inflated cremation costs, the telemarketing of pay-in-advance graves, and the effects of monopolies in a death-care industry now dominated by multinational corporations.4/5.

About The American Way of Death Revisited. Only the scathing wit and searching intelligence of Jessica Mitford could turn an exposé of the American funeral industry into a book that is at once deadly serious and side-splittingly funny.

In The American Way of Death Revisited, Mitford sheds light on an industry that might seem somewhat macabre to the everyday layman. Undoubtedly, there is a degree of ambiguity around the subject of death, funerals and the costs involved in laying a loved one to rest.

The American way of death. " Here is a whole complex of commercial operations that result in funerals whose expense, display and mumbo jumbo are unrelated to any Christian or Jewish tradition and virtually unheard of in any other country today. The American Way of Death Revisited.

At the time of her death inMitford had nearly completed this revision of her bestseller, a scathing critique of the U.S. funeral industry. The American Way of Deathwas her most influential book.

Published in and in a revised edition init is mainly an exposé of the funeral industries, especially undertakers and cemeteries, written with conviction and Size: 76KB. The Way We Die: An Investigation of Death and Dying in America Today (McGraw-Hill paperbacks).

First published in and revisited inthis book delves deep into the funeral industrial complex. Mitford exposes the dirty little secret of the American funeral establishment. Funeral directors and professionals prey on the emotionally distraught state of the recently bereaved to make money.

Three decades ago, Jessica Mitford became famous when she introduced us to the idiosyncracies of American funeral rites in The American Way of Death. Now in a book as fresh, provocative, and fearless as anything else she has written, she shows us how and in what circumstances Americans give birth.4/5.

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The American Way of Death Revisited. “Mitford’s funny and unforgiving book is the best memento mori we are likely to get. It should be updated and reissued each decade for our spiritual health.” —The New York Review of Books Only the scathing wit and searching intelligence of Jessica Mitford could turn an exposé of the American funeral industry into a book.

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The American Way of Death Revisited is almost unforgivably funny. Jessica Mitford's exposé of the funeral industry, a number one bestseller upon first publication, Free shipping over $Cited by:   The Big Book; Elements of Style; Social History. The American Way of Death; Animal Liberation; The Beauty Myth; The Death and Life of Great American Cities; The Feminine Mystique; Guns, Germs, and Steel; Nickel and Dimed; The Other America; Why We Can’t Wait; Working; Sports.

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The American Way of Death Revisited confronts new developments, along with the success of the career's lobbyists in Washington, inflated cremation costs, the telemarketing of pay-in-advance graves, and the results of monopolies in a demise-care business now dominated by multinational companies.

Her next book was "The American Way of Death," which remained on the best-seller list for a year. Late in life, she was asked what sort of funeral she wanted. An elaborate one, she replied, with.

Investigative journalist. Mitford sister, Communist, Hons and Rebels, The American Way of Death. ; went MIA ) Robert Treuhaft. David Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale.

Jessica Lucy 'Decca' Freeman-Mitford (11 September – 22 July ) was an English author, one of the six aristocratic Mitford sisters noted for their Known for: Mitford sister, Communist, Hons. Though Jessica wrote ten books, mostly memoir and muckraking nonfiction, The American Way of Death is her most famous, and probably the best-known book about death published in the twentieth century.

The entire first print run of twenty thousand copies sold out the day the book was released, and it stayed on bestseller lists for six weeks. A voice from the beyond reaches out to update her bestselling investigation of America’s funeral practices.

Mitford died inbut according to an editor’s note, she had completed most of the work on this new version of her book (revised in ). Updating of prices and other details were completed by her research assistant, and a chapter on pay-in-advance funerals was.

The most famous example is Jessica Mitford’s book The American Way of Death, which caused a sensation at its release, and largely precipitated the rise of what consumer protection there is now, and increased attention to, and membership in, advocacy groups such as the Funeral Consumers Alliance, of which Joshua Slocum is the Executive.

The American Way of Death Revisited confronts new trends, including the success of the profession's lobbyists in Washington, inflated cremation costs, the telemarketing of pay-in-advance graves, and the effects of monopolies in a death-care industry now dominated by multinational corporations.

In her book The American Way of Death, Mitford detailed the processes that transformed the common corpse into a 'memory picture' (Credit: Getty) It was ostensibly a.

n her classic of muckraking journalism, ''The American Way of Death,'' Jessica Mitford gleefully reported on the enterprising ways undertakers play on fear and guilt to insure that the cost of a funeral (now averaging $7,) is the one of the most expensive purchases the average American will make after a house and an automobile.

import existing book October 8, Edited by Clean Up Bot: merge duplicate works of 'The American way of death revisited' Janu Edited by BorrowBot: Adding to In library J Created by ImportBot: import new book. I write to you as the executive director of the nation’s oldest nonprofit dedicated to protecting the rights of funeral consumers, and as the co-author of a book on funeral law state by state (Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death.

Upper Access Books, ). Get this from a library! The American way of death. [Jessica Mitford] -- An expose of abuses in the funeral industry in the United States - how costs are inflated, the role of advertising, the role of the clergy, the fashionable funeral, and the business ethics of funeral.

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