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...
  • Evan Hershey
    A good read on good reads. This book was well written and funny at times but the real value it provides is a much needed culture shift in how we as Americans grieve. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Annette
    An honest and heartfelt story of Caleb Wilde, a fifth (and sixth) generation funeral director. I've followed Caleb's blog for a few years and find his reflections on grief, death and the funeral biz totally fascinating.Being in a similar profession ( dealing with death, funeral planning and grief) I...
  • Colleenish
    This book made me feel a little judgy since the author is so close to my age and background. I found the chapter about the drug addict to be very moving. I would say that it was worth the read for just that story. ...
  • Kayo
    What a positive spin on death. Very impressed with the knowledge and compassion the author has. Nice read....

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