Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training
Da Capo Press, 9780306818912, 288pp.
Publication Date: March 23, 2010
If Bill Bryson were to apprentice at a funeral home, searching for the meaning of life and death, you'd have Curtains.
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Praise For Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training…
“In this report on the modern funeral industry, Jokinen updates The American Way of Death, Jessica Mitford’s classic 1963 treatise on the subject…An astute, measured look at the modern death-care industry.”
“Jokinen’s wry observations on and revelations about mortality and the industry it has engendered evoke a youthful adventure into the unknown…Recounting his experiences, he delivers ironic dialogue with standup skill and smoothly integrates technical information and market data without hindering the flow of readable insights.”
Shelf Awareness, 2/25/10
“A thoughtful, provocative and often wry account of the modern funeral industry by an apprentice undertaker.”
“An interesting glimpse into an almost-invisible industry, and the forces pushing it in strange new directions.”
Minneappolis Star-Tribune, 3/28/10Curtains is absolutely to die for.”
Hudson Valley News, April 2010
“Mordant but not morbid, this book is a delight. Honest.”