It’s A Matter of Life and Death: Growing Up in a Funeral Home and What I Learned Since
It’s a Matter of Life and Death: Growing Up in a Funeral Home and What I Learned Since by Lawrence Danks is about death and happiness. Having grown up working in and living above a funeral home with his sister and parents, Danks has grown up with a better appreciation for the subject of death and the joy and sorrow that goes with it. The book is broken into three sections, including ways to achieve personal happiness, stories and information about the funeral business, and a compilation of information that Danks has acquired regarding happiness, death, and what must be dealt with afterwards.
This is a great resource book that offers informative and entertaining reading. Danks makes the book personable by including stories from his life to supplement the rest of each chapter. I like how this is a book about living in a funeral home as well as a self-help book that provides information to allow the reader a better chance of living their best life while they still can. I particularly enjoyed the following passage from the book: “Irrespective of one’s belief, it’s not sensible to worry about things you have no control over.” Death is one of those inevitable things, so live your life in the best way possible.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Author||Lawrence J Danks|
|Page Count||182 pages|
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