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|Description||Only the scathing wit and searching intelligence of Jessica Mitford could turn an expose of the American funeral industry into a book that is at once deadly serious and side-splittingly funny. When first published in 1963, this landmark of investigative journalism became a runaway bestseller and resulted in legislation to protect grieving families from the unscrupulous sales practices of those in -the dismal trade.- Just before her death in 1996, Mitford thoroughly revised and updated her classic study. The American Way of Death Revisited confronts new trends, including the success of the profession's lobbyists in Washington, inflated cremation costs, the telemarketing of pay-in-advance graves, and the effects of mopolies in a death-care industry w dominated by multinational corporations. With its hard-sed consumer activism and a satiric vision out of Evelyn Waugh's vel The Loved One, The American Way of Death Revisited will t fail to inform, delight, and disturb. -Brilliant--hilarious. . . . A must-read for anyone planning to throw a funeral in their lifetime.---New York Post -Witty and penetrating--it speaks the truth.---The Washington Post|
|Author Biography||Jessica Mitford--of the notorious Mitford clan--was one of the most celebrated muckraking journalists of our time. Among her books are Daughters and Rebels, The Trial of Dr. Spock, and Poison Penmanship: The Gentle Art of Muckraking. Until her death in 1996, she lived in Oakland, California, with her husband, the labor lawyer Robert Treuhaft. From the Hardcover edition.|
|Publisher||Random House USA Inc|
|Date of Publication||17/08/2000|
|Subject||Social Studies: General|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||94397894|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Country of Publication||United States|
|Edition Statement||New ed of 2 Revised ed|
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