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“I’m rather relaxed about death. From quite an early age I’ve regarded it as part of the deal, the unwritten guarantee that comes with your birth certificate.”

- Bob Monkhouse
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Book Review: “Bodies in Motion and at Rest” by Thomas Lynch

Essays touch on life, death and the author's 30+ years of experience in the funeral home industry

Thomas Lynch is both a published poet and funeral director, and these two facets of his persona are on full display in his book of essays, “Bodies in Motion and at Rest.” Published in 2000, the collection contains discussions and … Continue reading

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“The difficulty about all this dying, is that you can’t tell a fellow anything about it, so where does the fun come in?”

- Alice James
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“Death is just nature’s way of telling you to slow down.”

- Dick Sharples
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Book Review: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

A young woman's funny, heartfelt memoir of working as a mortician and revolutionizing how we think of death

From her opening line “A girl always remembers the first corpse she shaves,” I could tell this isn’t your run-of-the-mill memoir. Caitlin Doughty’s Smoke Gets In Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory is at once laugh-out-loud funny and … Continue reading

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“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”

-Winston Churchill

More from Laughter is Medicine: There are three kinds of death in this world Morty’s Play that funky music

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