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Sweet Sorrow: A Beginner's Guide To Death

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Like most of us, Mark Wakely had always put death in the too-hard basket. Around death he was painfully awkward, strangely self-conscious: death-shy. He was curiously distanced from his own parents' deaths. Thirty years later, he went on a journey to confront one of the most intensely personal yet universal experiences: our own mortality.

With Mark as our guide, we are intr
Published May 14th 2010 by Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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We all have to die and this book is the best manual I have read about what happens when we die and especially when we have died thus far. It gives the reader great insight into what happens with the body, how different cultures deal with death, how it has changed over the years, what happens at a morgue, at a post mortum, and at the funeral directors.
I think every one needs to read this book. It helps us all deal with our own mortality, something that will happen whether we like it or not. It a
Very interesting book that gives us a look at all those things concerning death that we all think about but dont really talk about.
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Mark Wakely has held a lifelong interest in all things science-related, dating back to high school when he won the Bausch & Lomb science award in high school. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and is a college administrator at prestigious Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois. He lives in a nearby town with his wife and three children, and is an avid reader and amateur astronome ...more
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