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Over Our Dead Bodies: Undertakers Lift the Lid

Kenneth Mckenzie, W. Todd Harra

ISBN 9780806536651
Publish Date 5/27/2014
Format ePub
Categories Non Fiction Bio/Memoirs

Not knowing what to do, I sat on the church steps and waited. As the gravity of my failure began to well up in me, I began to cry. . .

I Had Lost The Hearse!

Funerals and the all the things that accompany them are traditionally somber, contemplative events in which the bereaved look to their undertaker to guide them through that most difficult of times.

Of course, sometimes tradition gets thrown under the bus.

From a dysfunctional family who turn their mother's wake into a full-blown riot, to funeral crashers looking for free meals, to a horse-drawn hearse taking the dearly departed for the ride of their afterlife, these accounts from actual undertakers will have you laughing, thinking, and gasping in disbelief. A literal graveyard of wild coincidences, slapstick humor, and touching moments, Over Our Dead Bodies explores the lighter side of the dead, the living, and the lone undertaker who has to make it all go as planned--even if it doesn't.

Praise for Mortuary Confidential

"Curious, wildly honest stories that need to be told, but just not at the dinner table." --Dana Kollmann, author of Never Suck a Dead Man's Hand

"As unpredictable and lively as a bunch of drunks at a New Orleans funeral." --Joe R. Lansdale

"Sick, funny, and brilliant! I love this book."--Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of They Bite! and Rot & Ruin

"These true mortuary tales are poignant--and suddenly, gaspingly, in-your-face funny." --Booklist

About Kenneth Mckenzie:

Kenneth McKenzie first became interested in the death care industry at the age of twelve, following his father’s suicide. He has been a funeral director for 22 years and a funeral home owner for 14. In 2007 Ken created and published the well received Men of Mortuaries calendar, also the inspiration for this book, to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness and received California’s Outstanding Funeral Director of the Year award. He resides in Long Beach. Please visit www.menofmortuaries.com.


Photo Credit: David Champagne

About W. Todd Harra:

W. Todd Harra lives and works in Delaware. This is his second book. For more information please visit www.wtoddharra.com.

Photo Credit: Melissa Harra


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