The Whole Death Catalog

A Lively Guide to the Bitter End

Author: Harold Schechter

Publisher: Ballantine Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In the tradition of Mary Roach’s bestselling Stiff and Jessica Mitford’s classic exposé The American Way of Death comes this meticulously researched, refreshingly irreverent, and lavishly illustrated look at death from acclaimed author Harold Schechter. With his trademark fearlessness and bracing sense of humor, Schechter digs deep into a wealth of sources to unearth a treasure trove of surprising facts, amusing anecdotes, practical information, and timeless wisdom about that undiscovered country to which we will all one day travel. Topics include • Death anxiety–is your fear of death normal or off the scale? • You can’t take it with you . . . or can you? Wacky wills and bizarre bequests • The hospice experience–going out in comfort and style • Deathbed and funeral etiquette–how to help the dying and mourn the dead with dignity • Death on demand–why the right-to-die movement may be the next big thing • “Good-bye everybody”–famous last words • The embalmer’s art–all dressed up and nowhere to go • Behind the scenes at your local funeral home • Alternative burial choices–from coral reefs to outer space From the cold, hard facts of death to lessons in the art of dying well, from what happens in the body’s last living moments to what transpires in the ground or in the furnace, from near-death experiences to speculation on the afterlife, The Whole Death Catalog leaves no gravestone unturned. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Catalogue of the Entire Libraries of Charles Hedges, Esq. Late of the Garter-House, Windsor-Castle, Containing a Fine Collection of Classics, and Books on the Belles-lettres; and of the Rev. William Cole, the Eminent Antiquary, Late of Milton, Near Cambridge, Comprising Books on All Subjects of English Antiquity, Biography, Monastic and Ecclesiastical History, and a Few Rare Articles of Italian Literature:

To which are Added, a Small Collection of Manuscripts; in which are Included Some Curious Classics on Vellum: Also, a Collction of Law Books ... The Sale Will Begin on Tuesday, February, 3, 1784, by Benjamin White, Bookseller, at Horace's Head, in Fleet-Street, London..

Author: Benjamin White



Category: Catalogs, Booksellers'

Page: 304

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Sexing the Groove

Popular Music and Gender

Author: Sheila Whiteley

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 353

View: 513

Sexing the Groove discusses these issues and many more, bringing together leading music and cultural theorists to explore the relationships between popular music, gender and sexuality. The contributors, who include Mavis Beayton, Stella Bruzzi, Sara Cohen, Sean Cubitt, Keith Negus and Will Straw, debate how popular music performers, subcultures, fans and texts construct and deconstruct `masculine' and `feminine' identities. Using a wide range of case studies, from Mick Jagger to Riot Grrrls, they demonstrate that there is nothing `natural', permanent or immovable about the regime of sexual difference which governs society and culture. Sexing the Groove also includes a comprehensive annotated bibliography for further reading and research into gender and popular music.