Curtains Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-23
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press

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Author Biography

Tom Jokinen is a radio producer and video-journalist who has also worked as a railroad operator and an editorial cartoonist. Jokinen spent two years in medical school, where he dissected two human cadavers. He and his wife live in Ottawa.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 1
The Factoryp. 7
A Way of Life Like Any Otherp. 19
"All That Malarkey"p. 27
I'm Sorry for Your Loss, but You've Mistaken Me for Someone Who Knows What He's Doingp. 35
Love Your Hair, Who's Your Embalmer?p. 49
Funeral Family Valuesp. 59
To Keep Things the Way They Are, We Have to Changep. 75
Respect, Dignity and Black Underpantsp. 87
Grief Sneaks Pastp. 103
Two Hundred Cubic Inches of Youp. 119
Turn That Frown Upside Down: The "Celebration of Life"p. 139
Contributing to Shareholder Values, One Corpse at a Timep. 155
"Shall We Gather at the River?"p. 175
The Stormp. 193
Death in Venice Beachp. 209
The Myth of Permanencep. 239
The Spookiest Trade Show in Americap. 249
One Less Undertakerp. 263
Acknowledgementsp. 278
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