Mortuary Confidential

Undertakers Spill the Dirt

McKenzie, Kenneth

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Mortuary Confidential
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When the casket reached the front of the sanctuary, there was a loud cracking sound as the bottom fell out. And with a thump, down came Father Iggy. From shoot-outs at funerals to dead men screaming and runaway corpses, undertakers have plenty of unusual stories to tell--and a special way of telling them. In this macabre and moving compilation, funeral directors across the country share their most embarrassing, jaw-dropping, irreverent, and deeply poignant stories about life at death's door. Discover what scares them and what moves them to tears. Learn about rookie mistakes and why death sometimes calls for duct tape. Enjoy tales of the dearly departed spending eternity naked from the waist down and getting bottled and corked--in a wine bottle. And then meet their families--the weepers, the punchers, the stolidly dignified, and the ones who deliver their dead mother in a pickup truck. If there's one thing undertakers know, it's that death drives people crazy. These are the best "bodies of work" from America's darkest profession. "Sick, funny, and brilliant! I love this book." --Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of They Bite! and Rot & Ruin "As unpredictable and lively as a bunch of drunks at a New Orleans funeral." --Joe R. Lansdale

Publisher: New York : Citadel Press, c2010
ISBN: 0806531797
9780806531793
Branch Call Number: 363.75092273 H2961m 2010
Characteristics: xiv, 234 p. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Harra, Todd

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This is a macabre and moving compilation of the most embarrassing, jaw-dropping, irreverent and poignant stories of life at death's door. Morticians have plenty of unusual stories to tell, from shoot-outs at funerals to dead men screaming and corpses gone missing. Some are frightening, others mov... Read More »


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