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    Final rights : reclaiming the American way of death / Joshua Slocum and Lisa Carlson.
    by Slocum, Joshua.
    Hinesburg, Vt. : Upper Access, c2011.
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    Carlson, Lisa, 1938-
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    9780942679342 (pbk.) :
    0942679342 (pbk.) :
    Bib #: 
    781876
    Description: 
    xiii, 511 p. ; 23 cm.
    Contents: 
    Bodies, business, and traditions for saying goodbye. Circling the hearses ; Tricks of the funeral trade ; Caskets, other boxes, memorials, and markers ; Embalming : a beautiful memory picture? ; Cemeteries : for-profit and non-profit ; Preneed sales : it's not "all taken care of" ; Body parts : big business, little regulation ; Federal Trade Commission : a fickle consumer ally ; Filing an effective complaint : and what not to do ; Mortuary education : a dead end ; Home funerals : a returning tradition ; Green burial : what they used to just call "burial" -- Funeral law and related information for consumers : necessary information for family involvement -- Appendix. A, Ethical standards & unprofessional conduct ; B, Information needed for the death certificate.
    Notes: 
    "The book the funeral industry doesn't want you to read"--Cover.
    Includes index.
    Summary: 
    Discusses the flaws and corruption in the funeral and burial industry in the United States, from exorbitant funeral costs to black market sales of body parts, and provides legal guidelines to burial rights and trends in legal reform.
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