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Exit Strategy

3.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  20 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
A warmhearted, witty, and beautifully illustrated guide to the most important exit any of us will ever make: how we choose to leave this life.

If you thought a dreary and expensive funeral arranged by professional morticians was your only option-think again! Michelle Cromer offers a plethora of creative alternatives to traditional funerals. From having one's remains shot
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 19th 2006 by Tarcher (first published 2006)
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Kelly Lynn Thomas
The book was very kitschy, with very little real content or information. This is definitely the kind of book you'd give to your 50 year old father as a joke, providing he has a sense of humor. That being said, what little real info she had was good, although 95% of the book talked about what you can do with cremated remains instead of alternatives to traditional burial and cremation. Skip this book and read Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker in Training instead. Curtains has most of the same ...more
Jul 21, 2014 Kat rated it liked it
Shelves: morbid-musings
An easy & fun read for folks looking for alternative send offs in a cookie cutter world.
Nov 05, 2007 LINDA rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: non-conformists
Shelves: books
This book contains descriptions and information of interesting options for cremated remains. In a world where the majority of us end up standing in a funeral parlor for two days while our deceased relative or friend is presented to us in a wooden box, shellacked with make-up, I find this book to full of refreshing options that are certainly more likely to evoke celebration someone's life rather than the morning of their death. .
Nov 11, 2009 Janet rated it really liked it
Shelves: death
I'm going to be writing a will soon and would like to include details on how to handle my remains without dreary and expensive funeral arrangements. I'm looking for something a little more ME. Eternal sleep in the deep coral reef? Be blown into glass? Green burial? The options are endless.
Jun 15, 2010 Carolyn rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Cromer has a great sense of humor on what can be a very difficult subject to discuss.

I've always known I wanted to be cremated instead of buried in the family plot. Now I have several options on how to make my transition more meaningful and well...more playful.
Jun 14, 2007 Kaye rated it it was ok
A brief mention of all the things you can do with your corpse after you're dead. My personal favorite was the "Life-Gem," which compresses your loved ones ashes into a stunning diamond that you can wear as jewelery. No need to let death part you!
Apr 14, 2010 Traci rated it really liked it
This book was an amazing little book of ideas for what you could do for your own funeral. Some of them were fun some of them cute but most were just really touching and cool.
Jul 15, 2008 Jane added it
Recommends it for: Leigh, anyone interested in alternate burials
Recommended to Jane by: random purchase at Book People
I knew I wanted to be cremated, but didn't know I could be made into fireworks, clay or glass (Janet Herlihy, pay attention!) as well as coral reefs and a diamond.
Terryann Saint
Loved it. I am going by Fireworks of couse...I'm pretty scattered already...
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Michelle Cromer is the author of two adult nonfictions and a children’s book. She conducts workshops in which participants learn how to tap into a deep well of spirituality, serenity, and purpose. A woman of contradictions, Michelle believes that spirituality and capitalism can co-exist, that you have to sit still to get somewhere, and that - despite her best efforts - there are some questions for ...more
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