Review: All that Remains: A Renowned Forensic Scientist on Death, Mortality, and Solving Crimes by Sue Black

Trigger Warnings: Graphic depictions of death and dissection. Discussions of hate crimes, murder, death of a family members and parents, grief, guilt, dementia, physician-assisted suicide, suicide, terrorist attacks, genocide, death of children, musophobia (fear of rodents), PTSD, pedophilia, child abuse Sue Black is a professor of anatomy and forensic anthropology in the UK and confronts … More Review: All that Remains: A Renowned Forensic Scientist on Death, Mortality, and Solving Crimes by Sue Black

Review: The Chick and The Dead: Life Behind Mortuary Doors by Carla Valentine

Trigger Warnings: Miscarriage. Grief. Cheating. Depression. Detailed descriptions of animal deaths. Autopsies on babies discussed. Detailed descriptions of autopsies.  Death of family members. Discussion of suicide victims and their bodies. Negative work environment that included jokes against weight, disabilities, and emotions.  Carla Valentine is a pathologist who worked for years doing postmortems, but is now … More Review: The Chick and The Dead: Life Behind Mortuary Doors by Carla Valentine

Review: The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America by Ann Neumann

Title: The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America Author: Ann Neumann Narrator: Suzanne Toren Genre: Nonfiction Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins In The Good Death, journalist and hospice volunteer Ann Neumann examines what it means to die in the United States. She discusses end-of-life care, right to die, medical ethics, starvation deaths, … More Review: The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America by Ann Neumann

Review: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

“Accepting death doesn’t mean you won’t be devastated when someone you love dies. It means you will be able to focus on your grief, unburdened by bigger existential questions like, “Why do people die?” and “Why is this happening to me?” Death isn’t happening to you. Death is happening to us all.” In this eye-opening, … More Review: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

Review: From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty

Filled with humor and highly detailed accounts of her travels, this book takes us around the world to look at different cultures’ death practices and how they cope with death. She relates these practices back to the United States practices and uses them as teaching tools to show how disconnected our culture is about death … More Review: From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty

ARC Review: Do I Have to Wear Black?: Rituals, Customs & Funerary Etiquette for Modern Pagans by Mortellus

In this book, Mortellus brings together a collection of customs that have emerged about death and dying in the magical and Pagan communities. The customs focused on in this book are British Traditional Wicca, Crypto-Paganism, Discordianism, Druidry, Eclectic Wicca, Heathenry, Hellenism, Kemetism, and Thelema. The book also includes stories and myths that teach lessons about … More ARC Review: Do I Have to Wear Black?: Rituals, Customs & Funerary Etiquette for Modern Pagans by Mortellus