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Remember Me

A Lively Tour of the New American Way of Death
Cullen, Lisa Takeuchi (Book - 2006 )
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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, theyre 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 countrys 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.
Authors: Cullen, Lisa Takeuchi
Title: Remember me
a lively tour of the new American way of death
Publisher: New York : Collins, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xviii, 218 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Lisa Takeuchi Cullen
Notes: Includes index
ISBN: 9780060766832
0060766832
Branch Call Number: 393.9 C967r 2006
Subject Headings: United States Social life and customs Funeral rites and ceremonies United States
Topical Term: Funeral rites and ceremonies
LCCN: 2006040273
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Cullen has created a humorous and poignant chronicle of her travels to discover how American baby boomers are reinventing the rites of dying. Turns out that the people who reinvented youth, redefined careers, and reconceived middle age have created a new attitude toward the afterlife. They no lon... Read More »


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