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The American Way Of Death Revisited

Jessica Mitford

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Prose: non-fiction, Sociology & anthropology

* A savage and hilarious anatomy of America's funeral practices - a classic by this famous English muckraker - revised just before her death

* 'Outrageously appalling, wickedly funny and subversive' TIMES

In the early 1960s this classic work of investigative journalism was a number one bestseller. The savage and hilarious analysis of America's funeral practices rocked the industry and shocked the public. This up-dated edition (revised just before the author's death) shows that if anything the industry has become more pernicious than ever in its assault on our practices and wallets. And it's an industry that - alas - sooner or later affects us all.

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Praise for The American Way Of Death Revisited

  • Macabre, disturbing, amusing - Time Out

  • Subversive, aristocrat, mother, political activist, investigative journalist, writer ... sister and friend - Jon Snow

  • Jessica Mitford believed in social justice, love, the absurdities of power and the vital importance of jokes. - John Mortimer

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Jessica Mitford

Jessica Mitford (1917-1996), sister of Nancy Mitford, was born in England and emigrated to America in 1939. She wrote six books and enjoyed a splendid reputation as a muckraking journalist. She died in 1996 in Oakland, California.

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