Memento Mori Book Club

Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us this March for another meeting of Memento Mori Book Club! Our next read is The American Way of Death Revisited by Jessica Mitford. We will be meeting on Thursday, March 9th at 6pm at Gilded Goat Brewing Midtown

Book Description: 
Only the scathing wit and searching intelligence of Jessica Mitford could turn an exposé of the American funeral industry into a book that is at once deadly serious and side-splittingly funny. When first published in 1963, this landmark of investigative journalism became a runaway bestseller and resulted in legislation to protect grieving families from the unscrupulous sales practices of those in "the dismal trade."

Just before her death in 1996, Mitford thoroughly revised and updated her classic study. The American Way of Death Revisited confronts new trends, including the success of the profession's lobbyists in Washington, inflated cremation costs, the telemarketing of pay-in-advance graves, and the effects of monopolies in a death-care industry now dominated by multinational corporations. With its hard-nosed consumer activism and a satiric vision out of Evelyn Waugh's novel The Loved OneThe American Way of Death Revisited will not fail to inform, delight, and disturb.

Event address: 
Gilded Goat Brewing Co.
3500 S. College Ave. #194
Fort Collins, CO
The American Way of Death Revisited By Jessica Mitford Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679771869
Availability: In Stock at Warehouse - Arrives in 5-7 Business Days
Published: Vintage - January 4th, 2000