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Mortician Diaries by June Nadle
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Jun 11, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: memoir, medicine-and-health, nonfiction, offered-in-vbb, read-in-2011
Read in January, 2011

This was a surprising little book. I'm not sure what exactly I was expecting, something more akin to Stiff by Mary Roach perhaps. What it actually turns out to be is a touching memoir of a grandmotherly type retired mortician recounting stories of grief, love and bits of humor from her long career. It made me think of my own mortality and what I'd like done when I die (organ donation, cremation and whatever type of funeral service would most serve those who survive me). It made me value my current relationships a bit more and recognize that there really is only this moment. Overall, a satisfying and touching read.
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