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Author Meyer, Elizabeth, 1985-

Title Good mourning / Elizabeth Meyer ; with Caitlin Moscatello.

Publication Info. New York : Gallery Books, 2015.


1 copy being processed for GDL Pacific Park Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Gallery books hardcover edition.
Description 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Summary "In this funny, insightful memoir, a young socialite risks social suicide when she takes a job at a legendary funeral chapel on New York City's Upper East Side. Good Mourning offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most famous funeral homes in the country--where not even big money can protect you from the universal experience of grieving. It's Gossip Girl meets Six Feet Under, told from the unique perspective of a fashionista turned funeral planner. Elizabeth Meyer stumbled upon a career in the midst of planning her own father's funeral, which she turned into an upbeat party with Rolling Stones music, thousands of dollars worth of her mother's favorite flowers, and a personalized eulogy. Starting out as a receptionist, Meyer quickly found she had a knack for helping people cope with their grief, as well as creating fitting send-offs for some of the city's most high-powered residents. Meyer has seen it all: two women who found out their deceased husband (yes, singular) was living a double life, a famous corpse with a missing brain, and funerals that cost more than most weddings. By turns illuminating, emotional, and darkly humorous, Good Mourning is a lesson in how the human heart grieves and grows--whether you're wearing this season's couture or drug-store flip-flops."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Meyer, Elizabeth, 1985-
Undertakers and undertaking -- United States -- Biography.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- United States.
Fathers and daughters -- Biography.
Socialites -- United States -- Biography.
Bereavement -- Psychological aspects.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Moscatello, Caitlin.
ISBN 9781476783611 (alk. paper)
1476783616 (alk. paper)
9781476783659 (ebook)

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