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The Resource Remember me : a lively tour of the new American way of death, Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

Remember me : a lively tour of the new American way of death, Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

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Remember me : a lively tour of the new American way of death
Title
Remember me
Title remainder
a lively tour of the new American way of death
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Takeuchi Cullen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cullen has created a humorous and poignant chronicle of her travels around the country to discover how Americans -- baby boomers, in particular -- are reinventing the rites of dying. What she discovered is that the people who reinvented youth, redefined careers, and reconceived middle age have created a new attitude toward the afterlife. They no longer want to take death lying down; instead, they're taking their demise into their own hands and planning the after-party. Cullen begins her journey at a national undertakers' convention in Nashville, where she checks out the latest in death merchandise. Traveling with her newborn infant on her back, she hears stories of modern-day funerals: lobster-shaped caskets and other unconventional containers for corpses; the booming cremation industry that has spawned a slew of "end-trepreneurs," including a company that turns cremated remains into diamonds; and even mishaps like dove releases gone horribly wrong. Cullen tours the country's first "green" cemetery in South Carolina, meets a mummification advocate at his pyramid in Utah, and visits the Frozen Dead Guy Days festival in Colorado. She crashes a Hmong funeral in Minneapolis and a tango funeral in Washington, D.C. Eye-opening, funny, and unforgettable, Remember Me gives an account of the ways in which Americans are designing new occasions to mark death -- by celebrating life
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189083
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cullen, Lisa Takeuchi
Dewey number
393/.9
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • United States
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a lively tour of the new American way of death
Label
Remember me : a lively tour of the new American way of death, Lisa Takeuchi Cullen
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780060766832
Lccn
2006040273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780060766832
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm64595973
  • OCoLC
Label
Remember me : a lively tour of the new American way of death, Lisa Takeuchi Cullen
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780060766832
Lccn
2006040273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780060766832
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm64595973
  • OCoLC

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