Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt (2020)

Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt Todd Harra Kenneth McKenzie Mortuary Confidential Undertakers Spill the Dirt When the casket reached the front of the sanctuary there was a loud cracking sound as the bottom fell out And with a thump down came Father Iggy From shoot outs at funerals to dead men screaming and
  • Title: Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt
  • Author: Todd Harra Kenneth McKenzie
  • ISBN: 9780806538686
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt Todd Harra Kenneth McKenzie When the casket reached the front of the sanctuary, there was a loud cracking sound as the bottom fell out And with a thump, down came Father Iggy.From shoot outs at funerals to dead men screaming and runaway corpses, undertakers have plenty of unusual stories to tell and a special way of telling them.In this macabre and moving compilation, funeral directors across the cWhen the casket reached the front of the sanctuary, there was a loud cracking sound as the bottom fell out And with a thump, down came Father Iggy.From shoot outs at funerals to dead men screaming and runaway corpses, undertakers have plenty of unusual stories to tell and a special way of telling them.In this macabre and moving compilation, funeral directors across the country share their most embarrassing, jaw dropping, irreverent, and deeply poignant stories about life at death s door Discover what scares them and what moves them to tears Learn about rookie mistakes and why death sometimes calls for duct tape.Enjoy tales of the dearly departed spending eternity naked from the waist down and getting bottled and corked in a wine bottle And then meet their families the weepers, the punchers, the stolidly dignified, and the ones who deliver their dead mother in a pickup truck.If there s one thing undertakers know, it s that death drives people crazy These are the best bodies of work from America s darkest profession Sick, funny, and brilliant I love this book Jonathan Maberry
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  1. Dan Schwent

    Mortuary Confidential is a collection of tales about the funeral business.So, in the wake of my grandmother s death, I was thinking about the great beyond a bit and stumbled upon this Since I have nearly infinite store credit at the local used bookstore, I snapped it up.This is not precisely the book I thought it would be I was expecting hilarious, inappropriate stories While some of the stories were funny, most were just interesting I guess I can t fault the book for that.Some favorite tales in [...]

  2. Brenda Clough

    This review originally appeared in the International Cemetery, Cremation Funeral Magazine iccfa There are a million stories in every business, and funerals are no exception Mortuary Confidential Undertakers Spill the Dirt, by Kenneth McKenzie and Todd Harra, is a collection of industry anecdotes The authors McKenzie is actually a funeral director, and Harra is from a family of undertakers interviewed people in the industry, aiming for stories that were either amusing or poignant.The emphasis her [...]

  3. Jen

    I seem to be drawn to things that are quirky, and this book is no exception Mortuary Confidential offers a glimpse into the profession of funeral directors, those special men and women who feel called to the ministry of caring for the deceased and their bereaved loved ones The vignettes are contributed by individuals across the country, who share a glimpse of their profession through recollections that are at once touching, funny, surprising and even sometimes downright embarrassing My favorite [...]

  4. April Cote

    A very interesting look into the lives of those who probably have the hardest and most underappreciated jobs out there Some of the stories are sad or touching But most, are pretty damn funny Because a job is a job, and no job is perfect or goes as planned But in every story, there is pride, great respect and ultimately the desire of every person who works with our dearly departed, to give them and their loved ones a peaceful, beautiful final goodbye.These are the short personal stories from the [...]

  5. Monique Atgood

    Imagine savoring a world class meal with friends while trading stories over dessert and coffee and you have Mortuary Confidential.It s a collection of about 50 stories from people who work in the funeral business They cover the range from tales of personal loss, to humor and stories that just plain make you shake your head.Sad, Funny, Charming A Collection of StoriesThe sad ones you would expect, but in general, this book is upbeat that not.It is self published, and feels like it could use the [...]

  6. John Paxton

    Short,simple anecdotes that are ideal for on the fly reading Broken up into related sections, pickup, transit, funeral home,services, etc the most interesting thing is the variety of voices,the relationships formed with customers and the exposure to people during an upheaval in their live Matter of fact, almost secular, and while some people look for deep introspection in titles like this other than the obvious one, talk to people today , one or both of you may not be here tomorrow K there s a b [...]

  7. Sarah

    I do not mind reading books about the dead non fiction or fiction it does not matter I was disappointed with this book because I thought this book would be than three page towards the end of the book there are longer chapters but still antidotes from numerous undertakers various experiences I guess I did not do enough research as I thought I would have a long stories about the experiences of these authors.

  8. Valerie

    I d definitely recommend this book if you were a fan of Six Feet Under You get 50 stories told by funeral directors Some are funny, some are sad but never disrespectful or too shocking A really interesting peak in the life of those who take care of our departed loved ones.

  9. TCPils

    Mortuary Confidential by Kenneth McKenzie and Todd Harra is a compilation of 50 anecdotes, ranging from about 2 to 5 pages each, sent in to the authors by other people in the mortuary business Not than a few of which are the least bit memorable And a good many of them sound like one of those I heard this from my cousin s friend s sister s hairdresser stories The subtitle is Undertakers Spill the Dirt , which makes it sound like you ll either read about the inside tricks of the trade or side spl [...]

  10. Greg E. Sedbrook

    Great read I d like to read of the specific details of actual funerary practices I would recommendD book to anyone either interested in mortuaries or wanting a good laugh Highly recommend A Great read Would highly recommend to anyone, whether interested in mortuaries or not Good for a good laugh A must read.

  11. Sandyb

    Getting the dirt on the undertaking worldThese stories show that undertakers funeral directors are real people, doing a job that most of us don t give much thought to until we need their services I feel like I understand of what happens behind the scene of an unhappy part of life If you like unusual stories and antidotes of jobs this is a very good read.

  12. Jai

    This book was a cute funny and sad compilation of stories from funeral directors around the country I initially thought it would be all scientific talk about dead bodies but I was pleasantly surprised to find some heartwarming stories that sometimes made me sad It just made me realize that death is apart of life and the people who take care of us when we die have a story to tell too.

  13. Jeff

    Not as good as other mortuary books I ve read Short 1 1.5 page stories about embarrassing things that have gone on in the business Copyright 2010 but feels dated than that I would prefer a book all about the experience of one person, rather than this collection of short stories from many different people For the non mortuary layman, not recommended.

  14. Kenya

    Great Read I didn t realize all the things that the undertakers do until I read this book They do a lot I loved reading the short stories about what they all went through Some were funny some were sad I always had respect for the undertakers but now I have respect for them I would like to read books about the undertakers.

  15. Delores Copeland

    HumerousI really enjoyed this book It was very entertaining, lighthearted and funny I guess you can find humor in anything I would recommend this book to anyone needing a good laugh.

  16. Tara Choate

    I really liked this Well thought out and selected essays take the mortuary business from a mystery to interesting Sometimes laugh out loud funny, sometimes touching.

  17. Ahi Keleher

    Something for everyoneThis book is equal parts humor, heartache, and hope Getting the perspectives of men and women in the funerary trade is enlightening and makes death just a touch less scary Well worth a read.

  18. Amanda Markham

    Sorry, this was not what I expected Too snooze fest, not enough laugh out loud or poignant moments Oh well

  19. Tracilyn

    I read this after dealing with a hard loss Amazingly, reading stories about the process made me feel a little calm about everything.

  20. Lauder

    As I tore the Christmas wrapping away from Mortuary Confidential, I was so excited, and I couldn t wait to read a collection labeled as lively as a bunch of drunks at a New Orleans funeral Now, I wouldn t classify this collection as funny, but it was extremely brilliant And I quite enjoyed learning about the embalming process, funerals, and death calls One of the most enjoyable stories was A Solution for Sagging I guess I had never thought about how undertakers, ahem, handle sagging breasts Who [...]

  21. Mykel Richardson

    This book is a compilation of actual accounts from funeral directors all around the world I rated this book a 4.5 5 stars because it was successful in keeping me interested and entertained with the various stories The book is filled with laughs, sad moments, and outrageous events that are sure to keep anyone at the edge of their seat The book is not side splitting, but it does offer its fair share of laughs for the reader Although the book is not as funny as perceived, it is definitely funny eno [...]

  22. Eric

    I have to say this book almost dropped to 2 stars for me There are some heartfelt and interesting stories in here They are all very short 2 or 3 pages generally and easy to read.Here s the big issue they re not as funny as advertised.I was lead to believe this would be lots of you won t believe this kind of comedy of errors and amusing things going on Hell, the picture on the cover even lends itself to that What s inside is very different Many of these stories belonged in some kind of soup book [...]

  23. Cheryl

    While I really enjoyed reading about some of the crazier things that morticians around the country have dealt with, I had a hard time ignoring the poor writing It was appalling in a lot of areas An example Many a person has told me of the discrete removal of certain objects from their friend s or sibling s house before the parents or children go in to clean it out But aside from the objects, stuff that maybe we shouldn t have or would be embarrassed to admit owning are the people Yes, I d be emb [...]

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