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The Resource Confessions of a Funeral Director : How the Business of Death Saved My Life, Caleb Wilde, (electronic resource)

Confessions of a Funeral Director : How the Business of Death Saved My Life, Caleb Wilde, (electronic resource)

Label
Confessions of a Funeral Director : How the Business of Death Saved My Life
Title
Confessions of a Funeral Director
Title remainder
How the Business of Death Saved My Life
Statement of responsibility
Caleb Wilde
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The blogger behind Confessions of a Funeral Director -- what Time magazine called a must read" -- reflects on mortality and the powerful lessons death holds for every one of us in this compassionate and thoughtful spiritual memoir that combines the humor and insight of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes with the poignancy and brevity of When Breath Becomes Air. We are a people who deeply fear death. While humans are biologically wired to evade death for as long as possible, we have become too adept at hiding from it, vilifying it, and -- when it can be avoided no longer -- letting the professionals take over. Sixth-generation funeral director Caleb Wilde understands this reticence and fear. He had planned to get as far away from the family business as possible. He wanted to make a difference in the world, and how could he do that if all the people he worked with were ... dead? Slowly, he discovered that caring for the deceased and their loved ones was making a difference -- in other people's lives to be sure, but it also seemed to be saving his own. A spirituality of death began to emerge as he observed: The family who lovingly dressed their deceased father for his burial The act of embalming a little girl that offered a gift back to her grieving family The nursing home that honored a woman's life by standing in procession as her body was taken away The funeral that united a conflicted community Through stories like these, told with equal parts humor and poignancy, Wilde offers an intimate look into the business and a new perspective on living and dying"
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Wilde, Caleb
Dewey number
363.75092
Index
no index present
LC call number
BT825
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Wilde, Caleb
  • Death care industry
  • Undertakers and undertaking
  • Death
Label
Confessions of a Funeral Director : How the Business of Death Saved My Life, Caleb Wilde, (electronic resource)
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https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/Y29tLmhhcnBlcmNvbGxpbnMuOTc4MDA2MjQ2NTI2OQ==
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Publication
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frd00030440
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (208 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780062465269
Isbn Type
(epub)
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9780062465269
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Label
Confessions of a Funeral Director : How the Business of Death Saved My Life, Caleb Wilde, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/Y29tLmhhcnBlcmNvbGxpbnMuOTc4MDA2MjQ2NTI2OQ==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00030440
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (208 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780062465269
Isbn Type
(epub)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780062465269
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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