Memento Mori Book Club
Despite the very dour name, Memento Mori is a book club with a death positive mission to draw back the veil around the funeral industry and remove the stigma of discussing death and dying in our everyday lives. This group is for those with a healthy and active morbid curiosity, future morticians, and death enthusiasts.The reading list will include books exploring the history of the funeral industry, pre-planning for your own funeral, the variety of disposition methods now available, the many different professions that fall under the “death worker” umbrella, and much more. If you have an interest in the morbid and macabre, are trying to overcome death anxiety, or have a general curiosity about the funeral industry, you’ve come to the right book club.
The group meets every second Thursday at 6pm at Retreat Bakery Bar, located at 2601 S. Lemay Ave, Unit 21.
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2024's Reading list will be announced soon!
Monthly Reading List:
February: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
March: The American Way of Death Revisited by Jessica Mitford
April: Mortuary Confidential by Todd Harra and Ken McKenzie
May: Last Rites by Todd Harra
June: All the Living and the Dead by Hayley Campbell
July: Working Stiff by Judy Melinek
August: Stiff by Mary Roach
September: Death's Acre by William Bass (postponed)
October: A Tomb With A View by Peter Ross
November: Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? by Caitlin Doughty