What does a funeral director do with their day? Why would one want to go into funeral service? Find out what, why and much more in this entertaining memoir from a funeral director who loved her job. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of this book will go to Your Life Counts @ http://yourlifecounts.org ...
|Title||:||The Making of a Funeral Director|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||161 Pages|
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The Making of a Funeral Director Reviews
The book is described as a 'memoir', but unlike any memoir I can recall this one made me stop and think several times while reading.On the surface, it is a tale of one person's decision to enter a field that is foreign to most of us, and her experiences during her training and subsequent graduation. There are the usual vignettes of happy, sad, and startling moments that one expects in a memoir. Linking all these are the author's feelings ... her feelings at the time as well as reflections some years after the fact. Interesting stuff and worth reading.However, along the way we are given glimpses into a world, and world-view, that is foreign to most of us. It is a world where the participants suffer a very high degree of job stress and burnout, as they deal with people at one of the worst times of their lives. It is a world where the participants deal with the result of death - sometimes natural, sometimes criminal, sometimes amoung family, sometimes alone. The closest most of us get to this world are the lurid stories of problems in the funeral industry we see in the news. But the job encompasses so much more, and I was startled to learn how much more there was. The book touches on the social aspect of death, as well- how we deal with it on a personal and societal level, as well as the practical aspects of treating the remains of the deceased. Good stuff, and highly recommended.
Although the title evokes death and doesn't shy away from the subject, Richardson's memoir is replete with the beauty of real life (as opposed to some glossed-over version of it). It is clear she loved her work, and that love is infectious, as is her writerly voice in describing it. The result is an easy, forthright and enjoyable read (with a few squirming moments among the details!), as told by a person I inherently know I would like and admire.
Fascinating book!I had no idea of all that is involved in training to be and working as a funeral director. Janice Richardson tells a very compelling account of her experiences.
I stumbled upon this memoir by chance but I must say, it's one of the most heartfelt, honest, and real stories to come across my desk in years. Richardson doesn't pull her punches as she opens her soul to the world. You don't need to be a funeral director to fall in love with the trials this woman went through to be able to follow her heart ... and her calling!
The Making of a Funeral DirectorBy Janice J. RichardsonSome might say the details of a funeral director's work should be left at the office. Mrs. Richardson's detailed descriptions of the work a funeral director performs is gruesome. In my opinion, too much detail is not always a good thing. I also found the book to be rather lengthly. If you don't have the stomach for this type of read or suffer from depression, I don't advise you reading this book.Why would anyone ever want to read a book on this subject? I can think of two reasons:1) To inform individuals who are preparing for a future in the profession of being a Funeral Director2) To make individuals more aware of that part of life (With information comes understanding)
Really Good ReadI thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very Interesting to read, I found it hard to put down and recommend this to anyone with an interest in the funeral service.
Written with compassion and grace, this book is more than just a what is a funeral director's job and what happens to our loved ones. This book tells the story of the author's journey with honesty and integrity of the subject matter.
I really enjoyed this book. Great information and being a female, working most of my life in a job considered a man's world, I can understand what she went through.