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5.0 out of 5 stars Get a Life, 14 Aug 2009
This review is from: The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade (Paperback)
This is a book about life- from the standpoint of being close to death- a funeral director from a family firm. I bought this book after chapter 1 was printed in the Telegraph. Lynch is a man of great humanity with a great sense of humour and wonderful insight and his own demons that he has conquered. If you want a book that makes you feel vibrant about life, then this is the one. It's not about the dark secrets of the business and it's not morbid- it's life affirming. Lynch makes the point that what was public 100 years ago- DEATH is now taboo- and what was private back then- BIRTH is now public- often filmed for posterity. He takes Dr Death-Dr Kevorkian to task and makes pertinent points about euthanasia as well. I recommend this book as a great read for those with a little depth- although my friends tend to think I must be nuts and don't seem to want to "go there". Well, we're all headed that way as Lee Hazlewood wrote "Sooner or later we all make the little flowers grow" and quite rightly so. Just live a bit more intensely in the meantime and this book can help you do just that.
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