Confessions of a Funeral Director: How the Business of Death Saved My Life by Caleb Wilde

Confessions of a Funeral Director: How the Business of Death Saved My Life

The blogger behind Confessions of a Funeral Director—what Time magazine called a "must read"—reflects on mortality and the powerful lessons death holds for every one of us in this compassionate and thoughtful spiritual memoir that combines the humor and insight of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes with the poignancy and brevity of When Breath Becomes Air.Death. It happens to everyon...

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Confessions of a Funeral Director: How the Business of Death Saved My Life Reviews

  • Rachel
    I am so happy to have the opportunity to review this book for the goodreads community!There is no one who won't be touched by death; their own, and the deaths of those they love.In the modern US, we place our elderly, sick, and dying in sterile, far-away places, where we have no concept of their exp...
  • Andi
    A powerful, positive, honest meditation on death . . . as someone who has found herself with death as her companion in a lot of ways in my life, I found this book to speak truth to my experience, to encourage me to embrace the way I don't always see death as an attack, and to honor my own grief. Hig...
  • Leigh Kramer
    For honest reflections about death and grief, I often turn to Caleb Wilde. In his memoir Confessions Of A Funeral Director, Caleb’s honesty about his doubts and anxiety makes his insights that much more compelling. He suggests (and I agree) we adopt a death positive narrative and shows how s...
  • Alise Chaffins
    Can you write a life-giving book about death? Perhaps not all are able to, but in his first book, Calve Wilde, a funeral director out of Pennsylvania certainly does. Having experienced my own losses, I found that the way Caleb writes about death and dying to be a comfort. He shares why we need to br...
  • Ashley V
    This poignant, thought-provoking memoir takes a look at life through the lense of death in a manner akin to something like Six Feet Under meets When Breath Becomes Air. It is a slow burn but I savoured every page....
  • Leah
    The writing is beautiful, sincere, and very human. Caleb Wilde, who like Caitlin Doughty is a young funeral director who is part of the "positive death" movement, recounts how he came into the family business, at first reluctantly and then embracing it. Each story he recounts is personal and meaning...
  • Bethany Zimp
    I thought this would be more stories about learning and employing the funeral industry. Instead it was the author's spiritual journey in understanding his families business. Not really what I was looking for....
  • Mel
    Well, My goal was to finish this book this weekend and I just got it done under the wire - 4 minutes to spare!This book has amazing & profound insights & observations of life and death and our humanity. The author can’t help but take a spiritual journey given the topic. He also addresses the po...
  • Laura
    I’d been following this author for some time on social media when I heard he had written a book. Many of his blogs have been interesting and even humorous about his life in the family funeral business of three generations in a small town. The book is far deeper, more spiritual and insightful in...

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