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


A Tomb With a View – The Stories & Glories of Graveyards By Peter Ross Cover Image
ISBN: 9781472267788
Availability: In Stock at Warehouse - Arrives in 5-7 Business Days
Published: Headline - August 23rd, 2022

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: And Other Questions About Dead Bodies By Caitlin Doughty, Dianné Ruz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Caitlin Doughty, Dianné Ruz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780393358490
Availability: In Stock at Warehouse - Arrives in 5-7 Business Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 22nd, 2020